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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

Finches
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Typical Voice

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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    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.