Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea)

Series of measured illustrations of the Blue Grosbeak

The Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea) is a medium-sized songbird with a deep blue, black, and brown plumage. The Female Blue Grosbeak is mostly brown with scattered blue feathers. The call of the Blue Grosbeak can be compared to a loud metallic sound. The Blue Grosbeak is native to Central America and the southern region of the United States. It is commonly found in open woodlands and nests in small trees or shrubs. The Blue Grossbeak mainly eats insects such as grasshoppers, crickets, snails, beetles, and caterpillars. At times it may also eat wheat, oats, rice, and corn. It mostly forages on the ground for food.

Set of scaled side elevation drawings of the Blue Grosbeak flying

The Blue Grosbeak has a wingspan in the range of 10.2”-11.4” (26-29 cm) and total weight of .9-1.1 oz (26-32 g). The body of the Blue Grosbeak has an overall length between 5.5”-6.7” (14-17 cm), body width of 1.6”-2” (4-5 cm), and standing height of roughly 3.1”-3.9” (8-10 cm). The typical lifespan of the Blue Grosbeak is between 5-10 years.

Details

*Under Development*

Height:
3.1”-3.9” | 8-10 cm
Width:
10.2”-11.4” | 26-29 cm (Wingspan)
Depth:
Length:
5.5”-6.7” | 14-17 cm
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Weight:
.9-1.1 oz | 26-32 g
Area:
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Body Width: 1.6”-2” | 4-5 cm

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Scientific Name:
Passerina caerulea
Lifespan:
5-10 years

Properties

Drawings include:

Blue Grosbeak side view, front, flying (assorted)

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Perching birds are the largest order of all birds, almost half of all bird species are included in the perching bird order. Perching birds are distinguished by the formation of their toes, with 3 toes in the front and one strong toe in the back that supports their ability to perch.

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5.7”-7.7” | 14.5-19.5 cm
13.4”-16.9” | 34-43 cm (Wingspan)
8.7”-11.8” | 22-30 cm
2.3-3.5 oz | 65-100 g
7-26 years
Blue Jay
19.500
43.000
30.000
0.100
26.00
304100
3D
Blue Jay
5.5”-6.9” | 14-17.5 cm
12.2”-15.75” | 31-40 cm (Wingspan)
9.1”-11” | 23-28 cm
2.3-3 oz | 65-84 g
2-14 years
American Robin
17.500
40.000
28.000
0.084
14.00
49100
3D
American Robin
12.2”-15.75” | 31-40 cm
45.3”-59” | 115-150 cm (Wingspan)
20.9”-26.4” | 53-67 cm
24.7-70.5 oz | .7-2 kg
10-44 years
Common Raven
40.000
150.000
67.000
2.000
44.00
49000
3D
Common Raven
10.6”-12.6” | 27-32 cm
31.9”-39” | 81-99 cm (Wingspan)
16.1”-19.3” | 41-49 cm
9.9-18.7 oz | 280-530 g
6-24 years
Rook
32.000
99.000
49.000
0.530
24.00
46400
3D
Rook
4.3”-5.1” | 11-13 cm
9.8”-12.2” | 25-31 cm (Wingspan)
8.3”-9.4” | 21-24 cm
1.5-1.7 oz | 42-48 g
2-16 years
Northern Cardinal
13.000
31.000
24.000
0.048
16.00
43000
3D
Northern Cardinal
3.3”-4.7” | 8.5-12 cm
8.7”-11.8” | 22-30 cm (Wingspan)
5.5”-7.9” | 14-20 cm
1-1.1 oz | 28-32 g
3-8 years
Cedar Waxwing
12.000
30.000
20.000
0.032
8.00
39350
3D
Cedar Waxwing
3”-3.5” | 7.5-9 cm
9.4”-11.4” | 24-29 cm (Wingspan)
4.7”-5.5” | 12-14 cm
.6-.8 oz | 18-23 g
6-9 years
Carolina Wren
9.000
29.000
14.000
0.023
9.00
39050
3D
Carolina Wren
3”-3.5” | 7.5-9 cm
7.9”-10.2” | 20-26 cm (Wingspan)
5.5”-6.3” | 14-16 cm
.6-.9 oz | 17-26 g
2-13 years
Tufted Titmouse
9.000
26.000
16.000
0.026
13.00
37100
3D
Tufted Titmouse
5.5”-6.9” | 14-17.5 cm
13.4”-15.4” | 34-39 cm (Wingspan)
9.1”-11.4” | 23-29 cm
2.8-4.4 oz | 80-125 g
2-22 years
Common Blackbird
17.500
39.000
29.000
0.125
22.00
34300
3D
Common Blackbird
4.7”-5.9” | 12-15 cm
12.2”-13.8” | 31-35 cm (Wingspan)
8.3”-10.2” | 21-26 cm
1.4-2 oz | 40-58 g
7-15 years
Northern Mockingbird
15.000
35.000
26.000
0.058
15.00
30200
3D
Northern Mockingbird
5.5”-7.3” | 14-18.5 cm
11.4”-13” | 29-33 cm (Wingspan)
9.1”-11.8” | 23-30 cm
2.2-3.1 oz | 61-88 g
2-13 years
Brown Thrasher
18.500
33.000
30.000
0.088
13.00
25080
3D
Brown Thrasher
2.4”-3” | 6-7.5 cm
7.9”-10.6” | 20-27 cm (Wingspan)
5.1”-6.3” | 13-16 cm
.6-1.1 oz | 18-30 g
2-13 years
White-Breasted Nuthatch
7.500
27.000
16.000
0.030
13.00
17060
3D
White-Breasted Nuthatch
3.7”-4.7” | 9.5-12 cm
10.6”-11” | 27-28 cm (Wingspan)
7.1”-9.1” | 18-23 cm
1.2-1.7 oz | 33-47 g
2-7 years
Cactus Wren
12.000
28.000
23.000
0.047
7.00
8620
3D
Cactus Wren
4.1”-4.9” | 10.5-12.5 cm
11.8”-13” | 30-33 cm (Wingspan)
6.3”-7.5” | 16-19 cm
.8-1.1 oz | 24-31 g
6-9 years
Western Bluebird
12.500
33.000
19.000
0.031
9.00
8200
3D
Western Bluebird
3.1”-3.9” | 8-10 cm
10.2”-11.4” | 26-29 cm (Wingspan)
5.5”-6.7” | 14-17 cm
.9-1.1 oz | 26-32 g
5-10 years
Blue Grosbeak
10.000
29.000
17.000
0.032
10.00
7700
3D
Blue Grosbeak
3.9”-4.5” | 10-11.5 cm
11”-12.6” | 28-32 cm (Wingspan)
7.9”-9.1” | 20-23 cm
1.2-1.8 oz | 34-51 g
7-13 years
Loggerhead Shrike
11.500
32.000
23.000
0.051
13.00
7650
3D
Loggerhead Shrike
1.6”-2” | 4-5 cm
6.7”-7.9” | 17-20 cm (Wingspan)
4.7”-5.5” | 12-14 cm
.2-.35 oz | 5.7-9.9 g
2-5 years
Brown Creeper
5.000
20.000
14.000
0.010
5.00
7250
3D
Brown Creeper
3.7”-4.7” | 9.5-12 cm
11.8”-13.4” | 30-34 cm (Wingspan)
6.3”-7.9” | 16-20 cm
1-1.7 oz | 28-48 g
2-8 years
Horned Lark
12.000
34.000
20.000
0.048
8.00
5050
3D
Horned Lark
5.3”-7.9” | 13.5-20 cm
13.8”-15.75” | 35-40 cm (Wingspan)
7.5”-11” | 19-28 cm
2.7-5.3 oz | 76-150 g
3-9 years
Eastern Meadowlark
20.000
40.000
28.000
0.150
9.00
4890
3D
Eastern Meadowlark
5.3”-5.7” | 13.5-14.5 cm
13.4”-13.8” | 34-35 cm (Wingspan)
10.6”-11” | 27-28 cm
2.2-3.3 oz | 61-94 g
5-11 years
Curve-Billed Thrasher
14.500
35.000
28.000
0.094
11.00
1650
3D
Curve-Billed Thrasher