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GALLERIES > BIRDS > PASSERIFORMES > FRINGILLIDAE > BROWN-CAPPED ROSY-FINCH [Leucosticte australis]


Brown-capped Rosy-Finch Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Sandia Crest, NM
GPS: 35.2N, -106.4W, elev=10,267' MAP
Date: December 15, 2007
ID : 9640 [3888 x 2592]

Brown-capped Rosy-Finch Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Sandia Crest, NM
GPS: 35.2N, -106.4W, elev=10,267' MAP
Date: December 15, 2007
ID : 9397 [3888 x 2592]

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Brown-capped Rosy-Finch Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Sandia Crest, NM
GPS: 35.2N, -106.4W, elev=10,267' MAP
Date: December 15, 2007
ID : 9559 [3888 x 2592]

Brown-capped Rosy-Finch Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Sandia Crest, NM
GPS: 35.2N, -106.4W, elev=10,267' MAP
Date: December 15, 2007
ID : 9389 [3888 x 2592]

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Brown-capped Rosy-Finch Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Sandia Crest, NM
GPS: 35.2N, -106.4W, elev=10,267' MAP
Date: December 15, 2007
ID : 9613 [3888 x 2592]

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SPECIES INFO

The Brown-capped Rosy Finch (or Brown-capped Rosy-finch), Leucosticte australis, is a medium-sized finch.

Adults are brown on the head, back, and breast with pink on the belly, rump, and wings. The forehead is black. They have short black legs and a long forked tail.

Their breeding habitat is mountain peaks in the central Rocky Mountains of the United States. They build a cup nest in a cavity on a cliff, or re-use abandoned Cliff Swallow nests.

In winter, these birds migrate short distances to lower elevations.

These birds forage on the ground, but may fly to catch insects in flight. They mainly eat seeds from weeds and grasses and insects. They often feed in small flocks.

At one time, the three North American Rosy finches were considered to be one species.

The population of this bird appears to be declining.



                                     




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