Cassin's Finch

Cassin's Finch on  a snow-covered Spruce tree.
Cassin's Finch on a snow-covered Spruce tree.

NPS Photo / Ann Schonlau

Size: 6-6.5”
Description: Adult males are rosy pink overall with red on the crown, while females and immature birds are brown-and-white with crisp, dark streaks on their chest and underparts.
Migratory Status: Year-round residents of Rocky Mountain National Park.
Habitat: Live in spruce-fir forests and other coniferous forests to 11,000 feet in summer and lower in winter.
Diet: Eat mostly seeds, but in spring will eat the buds of aspen and cottonwood trees.

Last updated: June 7, 2018

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