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With his bold black-and-white feathers accented with a slash of red on the chest, the male rose-breasted grosbeak is a striking sight. Both sexes are known for their sweet, mellow and melodic singing voices. Male and female rose-breasted grosbeaks share the duties of incubating eggs and feeding chicks, and they sing to each other when changing places at their nest. Unusual among songbirds, they also sing while sitting on the nest.