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Black Rosy-Finch

Leucosticte atrata ORDER: PASSERIFORMES FAMILY: FRINGILLIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

The Black Rosy-Finch is a bird of the high mountains in the central United States. It nests above treeline, and is often the bird that nests at the highest elevation on a particular mountain.

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Appearance

Finches
Finches
Typical Voice

Adult Description

  • Medium-sized finch.
  • Dark brownish black on back, breast, neck, and face.
  • Gray patches wrapping around back of head.
  • Black forehead.
  • Pink on belly, rump, and in wings.

Immature Description

Juvenile similar to female, but lighter, usually grayer brown, lacking silver-gray crown, black forehead, and pink on feather margins.

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    This species often comes to bird feeders. Find out more about what this bird likes to eat and what feeder is best by using the Project FeederWatch Common Feeder Birds bird list.