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Brown-capped Rosy-Finch


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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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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    Brown-capped Rosy-Finch

    • © Cdn17, Sandia Peak, New Mexico, January 2009

    Brown-capped Rosy-Finch

    • © Laura Erickson, Colorado, April 2013

    Brown-capped Rosy-Finch

    • © Laura Erickson, Colorado, April 2013

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    Backyard Tips

    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.