Rosy-Finch Photos © Bill Schmoker

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Rosy-Finch flock at feeder, Sandia Crest, NM, 11/04.

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch, Allenspark, Boulder County, Colorado, 1/06.

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (interior form), Allenspark, Boulder County, Colorado, 1/05.

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (interior form), Allenspark, Boulder County, Colorado, 1/05.

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (interior form), Allenspark, Boulder County, Colorado, 1/05.

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (female? interior form), Allenspark, Boulder County, Colorado, 1/05.

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (interior form), Sandia Crest, NM, 11/04.

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (interior form), Loveland Ski Basin, Colorado, 3/04.

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (interior form), Loveland Ski Basin, Colorado, 3/04.

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch, Loveland Ski Basin, Colorado, 12/30/02.

Female Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (?), Sandia Crest, NM, 11/04.

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Hepburn's form), Allenspark, Boulder County, Colorado, 3/07.

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Hepburn's form), Allenspark, Boulder County, Colorado, 1/05.

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Hepburn's form), Sandia Crest, NM, 11/04.

Hepburn's Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch, Allenspark, Boulder County, Colorado, 1/11/03.

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches (foreground), and female Black Rosy-Finch (background), Loveland Ski Basin, Colorado, 12/30/02. Thanks to Bill Maynard and Tony Leukering for the ID help on the Black Rosy Finch. Note the dark-centered body feathers on this bird- apparently the females have quite a bit of variation on overall darkness.

Black Rosy-Finches, Sandia Crest, NM, 11/04.

Black Rosy-Finch, Sandia Crest, NM, 11/04.

Black Rosy-Finch, Sandia Crest, NM, 11/04.

Black Rosy-Finch, Sandia Crest, NM, 11/04.

Female Black Rosy-Finch (left), Loveland Ski Basin, Colorado. Note dark-centered body feathers with extensive gray edging.

Brown-capped Rosy-Finch, Allenspark, Boulder County, Colorado, 3/07.

Brown-capped Rosy-Finch, Clear Creek County, Colorado, 7/06.

 

Brown-capped Rosy-Finch, Allenspark, Boulder County, Colorado, 1/06.

Female Brown-capped Rosy-Finch, Allenspark, Boulder County, Colorado, 1/06.

Brown-capped Rosy-Finch, Clear Creek County, Colorado, 7/05.

Brown-capped Rosy-Finch, Allenspark, Boulder County, Colorado, 1/05.

Brown-capped Rosy-Finch, Allenspark, Boulder County, Colorado, 1/05. Very fresh plumage closely resembles Gray-crowned, but dark centers will become more prominent as gray edging on crown wears.

Brown-capped Rosy-Finch(?), Sandia Crest, NM, 11/04.

Brown-capped Rosy-Finch(?), Sandia Crest, NM, 11/04.

Brown-capped Rosy-Finch(?), Sandia Crest, NM, 11/04.

Brown-capped Rosy-Finch, James Peak (approx. 12,200'), Clear Creek County, Colorado, 7/04.

Brown-capped Rosy-Finch, James Peak (approx. 12,200'), Clear Creek County, Colorado, 7/04. Note the distended crop- birds store food to bring back to nestlings. Also note the characteristic feeding behavior, gleaning food such as torpid or frozen insects from the melting snow.

Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (left) with Hepburn's Gray-crowned Rosy Finch (right), Allenspark, Boulder County, Colorado, 1/11/03.

Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (I think!), Allenspark, Boulder County, Colorado, 1/11/03.

All photographs copyrighted by the author. Publication-quality 300dpi versions and prints of many of the images contained in this web site are available- inquiries welcomed- email bill@schmoker.org