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Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch

Leucosticte tephrocotis ORDER: PASSERIFORMES FAMILY: FRINGILLIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

A songbird of extreme environments, the Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch is found in open ground at the top of mountains from Alaska to California and out on the Aleutian and Pribilof islands.

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Appearance

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Adult Description

  • Medium-sized finch.
  • Dark brown overall.
  • Gray cheek patches wrapping around back of head.
  • Black forehead.
  • Pink on belly, rump, and in wings.

Immature Description

Juvenile similar to adult female, but duller, and lacking gray crown, black forehead, and pink on underparts.

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