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Female Rose-breasted Grosbeak?

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This morning in the Charleston, SC area I was treated to a lifer bird in my backyard. Here’s the male Rose-breasted Grosbeak that dined on my Sunday buffet. My question is about this other one that stopped in around the same time. Is this the female Grosbeak of this type. I didn’t get the best photos. Going by one of my guidebooks this looks similar to the female. What do you think? 

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1, 2, and 4 are female Red-winged Blackbirds. 2 is a male Rose-breasted Grosbeak. Note the different beak shape.

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@cccougar, keep an eye on the ground under your feeders.  I see the females there more often than on the feeders.

I'm glad you got your lifer.  Enjoy them, they're only in SC for a couple of weeks on their way through.

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Thank you for the tip Charlie. Yes, seem to be many sightings of this bird in the Carolinas now! A definite treat for me today! 

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9 hours ago, akandula said:

1, 2, and 4 are female Red-winged Blackbirds. 2 is a male Rose-breasted Grosbeak. Note the different beak shape.

Agreed.

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11 hours ago, akandula said:

1, 2, and 4 are female Red-winged Blackbirds. 2 is a male Rose-breasted Grosbeak. Note the different beak shape.

and beak color

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