Stocky, medium-sized finch with a conical bill. Nonbreeding birds are brown overall with variable amounts of pink highlighting in the wings and belly. Note grayish crown and brown cheeks.
Medium-sized finch. Breeding birds are brown overall with variable amounts of pink highlights on the lower belly and wings. The bill is black during the breeding season and yellow during the nonbreeding season.
Juveniles are pale brown overall with buffy edging on the wings and often pink highlights.
Chunky brown finch. Nonbreeding birds have brown cheeks and a grayish brown, scaly looking crown.
Stocky finch with a long notched tail. Breeding birds have a brown chest and cheeks with a pinkish lower belly.
Juveniles are brown overall and depending on age may have some pink in the wings.
- Medium-sized finch.
- Cinnamon-brown on back, breast, neck, and face.
- Black forehead.
- Red or pink on belly, rump, and in wings.
Immature DescriptionJuvenile drab gray-brown all over, with pinkish in wings.
Relative Sizesparrow-sized or smaller
- Both Sexes
- Length: 5.5-6.3 in (14-16 cm)
- Weight: 0.8-1.2 oz (23-33 g)
- Wingspan: 13.0 in (33 cm)
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