Sounds of the Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Shortcut: Similar to American Robin's but hurried in comparison and perhaps more musical in quality
Song: Song is a sequence of rich, slurred whistles, similar to American Robin's but hurried in comparison and perhaps more musical in quality. Females may give shortened versions of songs near the nest.
Call: The most familiar call is a brief metallic chink. Nasal weep and eeee calls are given by birds in social situations. Fledglings give distinctive, vibrant begging calls: teee-yoooo.
Bird songs copyright 2011 by Lang Elliott. Song descriptions adapted from the book Common Birds and Their Songs (Lang Elliott, 1998: Houghton Mifflin Company) and other material by Lang Elliott. Contact: Nature Sound Studio. Photographs copyright 2011 by Brian Small and Robert Royse. All rights reserved.