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Brown-capped Rosy-Finch

Leucosticte australis ORDER: PASSERIFORMES FAMILY: FRINGILLIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

Brown-capped Rosy-Finch Photo

Like the other rosy-finches, the Brown-capped Rosy-Finch is a bird of the high mountains, breeding above timberline. It has the smallest range of the three American species, being found primarily in Colorado.

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Appearance

Finches
Finches
Typical Voice

Adult Description

  • Medium-sized finch.
  • Cinnamon-brown on back, breast, neck, and face.
  • Black forehead.
  • Red or pink on belly, rump, and in wings.

Immature Description

Juvenile drab gray-brown all over, with pinkish in wings.

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Field MarksHelp

  • Male breeding

    Brown-capped Rosy-Finch

    Male breeding
    • © 2004 Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Mt. Evans, Colorado, July 2000

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