Save the Birds : Restored Birds of the New London Public Museum
Collection:
Carr Natural History
Object ID:
1917.1.183
Object Name:
Specimen, Taxidermied
Description:
Rose breasted Grosbeak. Male. Double mount with female. Large finch with black head and back, bright red breast, and white rump, sides, and belly. Wings are black with white patches above and red, white, and black below. Tail is long, slightly notched, and black with white patches. The sweet, rambling song of a male Rose breasted Grosbeak is a familiar voice of eastern forests. The Rose breasted Grosbeaks breed in eastern forests; you can find them among both deciduous trees and conifers. They are most common in regenerating woodlands and often concentrate along forest edges and in parks. During migration, Rose breasted Grosbeaks frequent fruiting trees to help fuel their flights to Central and South America.
Kingdom:
Animalia (Animals)
Phylum:
Chordata (Chordates)
Natural History Class:
Aves (Birds)
Natural History Order:
Passeriformes
Family:
Cardinalidae (Cardinals, Grosbeaks)
Genus:
Pheucticus
Date:
1892
Species:
ludovicianus
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Rose-breasted Grosbeak before restorationRose-breasted Grosbeak before restoration
After restorationAfter restoration