January 2009
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
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Grosbeak, a bird with a large, conical bill. There are about 25 species. Grosbeaks range from 6 to 10 inches (15 to 25 cm) in length. They use their bills to crack open seeds and nuts, which they eat. Grosbeaks also eat insects and fruit. The male is brightly colored and the female is drab. The female lays four or five spotted eggs in a cup-shaped nest.


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