The Evening Grosbeak, Coccothraustes vespertinus, is a large member of the finch family of birds.
With its large bill and unique yellow eyebrows, the male Evening Grosbeak is easily recognized. It uses its large bill to crack open and eat seeds, but also consumes insects, buds, fuits and berries.
The Evening Grosbeak is further characterized by its rather large head and short tail. It measures about 8 in/20cm long and has a wingspan of 14.5 in/37 cm. It resides in the coniferous and mixed forest across Canada and the western United States with some northern populations migrating south for the winter..
The female is somewhat blander in colour than the male and lacks the yellow eyebrow, but has the same large pale but very useful bill.