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Old Tuesday 6th May 2008, 19:19   #1
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Colorado Rosy-Finch

The attached was taken at Loveland Pass a couple of weeks ago in a mixed flock of Rosy-Finches which contained all three species and the Hepburn's subspecie of Grey-crowned. My feeling is that this is a Black Rosy-Finch, due to the lack of pink and its overall grayish colouration but would appreciate confirmation. The bird in the background is a Brown-capped Rosy-finch.

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Old Wednesday 7th May 2008, 18:25   #2
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Old Wednesday 7th May 2008, 18:38   #3
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i would tend to agree with you, but i'm no expert
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Hi, looks ok for Black Rosy Finch, although I guess the spectre of a hybrid is always a possibility.
Brings back great memories of the Loveland area!

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Thanks both of you. I will label the photo as such.
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