Verification of Unusual Sight Record
For Utah
Rec. # O_2011-02

Common name:

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Scientific name: Pheucticus ludovicianus
Date: 5/17/2011
Time: 18:00 hrs
Length of time observed: 15 minutes
Number: 1
Age: mature
Sex: male
Location: Huntington City
County: Emery
Latilong: N 39.45 W 110.10
Elevation: 5700 ft.
Distance to bird: 15 ft
Optical equipment: Binoculars and Camera Zoom
Weather: Partly Cloudy, breezy
Light Conditions: Good
Description:        Size of bird: Starling size
(Description:)       Basic Shape: Starling
(Description:)  Overall Pattern: Red breast, Black cape, wing black with white stripe
(Description:)            Bill Type: Thick nutcracker
Field Marks and
Identifying Characteristics:
(see photos)
Song or call & method of delivery:  
Similar species and how
were they eliminated:
Evening Grosbeak seen at the same time
Previous experience with
this & similar species:
Evening Grosbeak is a familiar visitor to our feeding stations.
References consulted: Peterson's Guide to Western Birds, Audobon Bird Field Guide
Description from: From memory
Observer: Andy Pollaehne
Observer's address: 380 N 300 E Huntington, UT
Observer's e-mail address:
Other observers who independently identified this bird: Sharon Pollaehne, Matthew Pollaehne
Date prepared: 5/18/2011
Additional material: Photos
Additional comments: