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Cassins Finch (female)

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Cassin’s Finch

The Cassin’s Finch, Carpodacus cassinii, is a medium-sized finch of the Rosefinch genus.

Cassin’s Finches are found from British Columbia and Alberta to Zacatecas and San Luis Potos. Their breeding habitat is coniferous forest in mountains of western North America as far south as northern New Mexico and Arizona; also Southern California near Baja California. They nest in a large conifer. They move to lower elevations in winter.

Identification Tips:
• Length: 6 inches
• Conical bill
• Short, forked tail
• Streaked undertail coverts
• Distinctive call note often given in flight

Male:
• Purplish-red head, breast, back and rump
• Streaked back
• Brown wings and tail
• Immature male resembles female

Female:
• Brown crown and cheek patch contrasting with pale supercilium and malar streak
• Heavily streaked underparts
• Brown upperparts

Except during the nesting season, extending from May to July, Cassin’s Finches are generally found in flocks.

Throughout most of the year members of this species are vegetarians, living largely on buds, berries, and seeds, particularly those of conifers. The birds forage to a large extent on the ground, but also in trees

This bird was named after John Cassin, who was a curator at the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences.

 

 

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