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Brown-capped Rosy-Finch

Leucosticte australis ORDER: PASSERIFORMES FAMILY: FRINGILLIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

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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

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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
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    Brown-capped Rosy-Finch

     
    • © Laura Erickson, Colorado, April 2013
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    Brown-capped Rosy-Finch

     
    • © Laura Erickson, Colorado, April 2013

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