[Tweeters] A Finch-like bird

Darlene Sybert drsybert at northtown.org
Tue Jan 6 23:35:22 PST 2009

We were in Prineville, OR, (north of Bend) last week to visit relatives
and saw some birds at their feeders that looked like the males and
females in the Common Rosy Finch illustration in the National
Geographic's North American Bird book--except that there were black
patches on the top of the males heads. The NG says the Common Rosy
Finch is a Eurasian bird that seldom makes it even to Alaska much less
Central Oregon, but my relatives call these birds "Rosy-crowned
Finches" and say they are freqent visitors to their feeders and have
been for years. Any idea what bird this might be?


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