Gray-crowned Rosy Finch

Leucosticte tephrocotis

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  • Gray-crowned Rosy Finch |  Photo: Daniel A. Leifheit, NPS
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Basic Information

Order

Passeriformes

Family

Fringillidae

Size

Gray-crowned Rosy Finchs are generally between 5.4 and 8.5 inches in length.

Lifespan

up to 7 years

Weight

Gray-crowned Rosy Finch (Leucosticte tephrocotis) facts, habitat, range, finch pictures and bird watching tips to help you identify the songbird.

Diet

Omnivore

Behavior

Ground Forager

Range

Migratory: Northern Western U.S - Alaska

Nest Placement

Cliff

Number of Offspring

2–5 Eggs

Egg Description

White

Condition at Hatching

Feeble, sparse gray down covered

Social Status

Flocks

Wingspan

12.75–13.25 in

What does the Gray-crowned Rosy Finch look like?

Gray-crowned Rosy Finches are medium sized songbirds. They are a gloomy brown overall with black foreheads, white mustaches, and a deep gray band that extends from their cheeks around their heads. Look for pink swatches on the belly, rump and wings. Females have less prominent coloration.

Gray-crowned Rosy Finch Habitat

Mountains

Gray-crowned Rosy Finch Facts

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches are songbirds of remote mountaintops. There are six different subspecies that vary slightly in color and habitat. All are rarely observed due to their remote habitats, however when spotted they tend to be quite fearless of humans.

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