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Brown-capped Rosy-Finch

Leucosticte australis

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The rosy-finch with the most restricted range in Colorado and northern New Mexico. Body is milk-chocolate brown. Look for pink highlights in the wings, tail, belly, and indistinct grayish-brown crown. Breeds at very high elevations; descends to slightly lower elevations in winter. Often in mixed flocks in winter with other rosy-finches. Feeds on seeds and insects. Look for them foraging on alpine snowfields. Visits feeders, primarily in winter.

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