In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw an Evening Grosbeak in 6 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.
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At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Evening Grosbeak.
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How to Draw an Evening Grosbeak - Step-by-Step Tutorial
Step 1: First, start off with the head. Make sure the end is pointed to make the beak
Step 2: Now draw the beak, making a line down the mddle to make the mouth. Also add a circle for the eye
Step 3: Now draw the body. Make sure it's longer than wide. The back should be fairly straight, while the front curves a little.
Step 4: Now you'll draw the wing. Start at the middle of the bird, a little to the right. Make a curved line. Then, make smaller lines down the rest of the bird to make feathers.
Interesting Facts about the Evening Grosbeak
Evening Grosbeak is a type of finch found in North America that has colorful feathers, small tail and big beak. Male evening grosbeak is yellow, brown and white colored while the female has dull greyish brown colored feathers. Males have a bright yellow forehead and females have a faint moustache on both sides of its chin. The length of an evening grosbeak is between 16 – 21.5 cm with a wingspan of 30 – 36 cm and weight 52 – 74 g. They feeds on seeds, fruits, berries, nuts, insects and invertebrates.
Did you know?
- They got their name due to a misbelief that this bird only sings in the evening period.
- Breeding is a very private affair for Evening Grosbeak, which is why there is not much is known about their breeding ritual.
- Their genus name ‘ Coccothraustes’ means “kernel-cracker” that depicts their ability to use their bill to break open seeds.
- Male evening grosbeak has off white colored bill but the color changes to greenish yellow color during mating season in spring.
- Sounds made by evening grosbeaks are ‘cleer’, ‘keeer’, ‘peeer’ or ‘clee-ip’.
- Evening grosbeak also enjoys having salt spilled on roads or present in soil!
- They like drinking sap of maple trees by breaking off its small branches.
Lesson plan note: Get multiple copies of an outline of evening grosbeak. Ask children to fill it with different colours!