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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

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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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    Black Rosy-Finch

    First winter
    • © 2004 Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Hailey, Idaho, December 2000

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