National Geographic : 1935 Apr
BIRD BEAUTIES OF THE TANAGER AND FINCH FAMILIES @ National Geographic Society GROSBEAKS AND CARDINALS COMBINE FINE MANNERS AND FINE CLOTHES A model husband-though somewhat henpecked-the East's handsome rose-breasted grosbeak, above, sings sweetly to his somber-clad spouse in a tree-top. These birds endear themselves to farmers by a fondness for potato bugs. The cardinals, or " redbirds" (male left, female right), beloved in the Southeastern States, range as far north as Pennsylvania. Often grain tossed on doorsills or window ledges will attract groups of a dozen or more of these flashing birds in late winter. Blue grosbeaks (right pair) are shy denizens of South Atlantic and Gulf States.