rosy finch


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rosy finch

n
(Animals) any of several finches of the genus Leucosticte, occurring in mountainous regions of North America and Asia. They have brown or grey plumage with pink patches on the wings, rump, and tail
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Reading the guide allowed me to identify the bird as a gray-crowned rosy finch, but it also got me interested in birdwatching.
Mountaintop birds like the rosy finch of the Rockies, while they do not change latitudes, do drop to lower elevations before deep snow buries the world above timberline.