A possible Yellow Grosbeak was seen at a third floor balcony feeder for about ten minutes in Parksville on Friday July 22, 2011. The birder made notes of the large black beak and the very unusual streaking on top of the head and throughout the back and also there were white patches on the wings.
The Yellow Grosbeak has a large range reaching up to roughly 300,000 square kilometers. This bird is normally found in Guatemala, Mexico and the United States.
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