National Geographic : 1954 May
( National ueograpnlc society + Ladies Last! A Male Evening Grosbeak Drives Females from the Feast Evening Grosbeaks, traveling in flocks, have spread to the East from the Northwest within memory of the present generation of bird watchers (page 681). This New York State male shows scant chivalry to females (left) hungry for coveted sunflower seeds. 4' Papa Grosbeak, in Cranberry Vest, Tends His Children Sometimes the Rose-breasted Grosbeak's melodious warble rings in gardens, but he usually prefers bush lots near forests. His seed-crushing beak often nabs insects; hence the nickname, potato-bug bird. An elderberry bush holds this nest at Ithaca, New York.