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Brown-capped Rosy-Finch

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Brown-capped Rosy-FinchLeucosticte australis
  • ORDER: Passeriformes
  • FAMILY: Fringillidae

Basic Description

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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Other Names

  • Pinzón Montano Coronipardo (Spanish)
  • Roselin à tête brune (French)

Backyard Tips

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.

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