olive-yellow back and head; white wing patches (Michigan; 2008-08-13)

Evening Grosbeak
Hesperiphona vespertina

Native Range: North America and Middle America

Notes: distinctive and unmistakable; true to its name, a large-beaked finch; usually in noisy flocks and often visits bird feeders; modest sexual dimorphism with male being brighter than female.

dorsal view; large bill; black tail and primaries (Michigan; 2008-08-13)

molting individual; yellow chevron on head (Michigan; 2008-08-13)