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Merlin Bird ID

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    Black Rosy-Finch Identification

    Adult Description

    • Medium-sized finch.
    • Dark brownish black on back, breast, neck, and face.
    • Gray patches wrapping around back of head.
    • Black forehead.
    • Pink on belly, rump, and in wings.

    Immature Description

    Juvenile similar to female, but lighter, usually grayer brown, lacking silver-gray crown, black forehead, and pink on feather margins.
    Relative Size

    Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 5.5-6.3 in (14-16 cm)
      • Weight: 0.8-1.1 oz (22-32 g)
      • Wingspan: 13.0 in (33 cm)