Black Rosy-Finch
Leucosticte atrata
 (L 6.25" WS 13" Wt 0.91 oz)
Nests above the treeline, often at the
highest elevation...hence among the
least studied of No. Amer. birds .
Sandia Peak
12Mar2012
 I love their color and their behavior. Their
pink is like no other pink you’ve ever seen.
And I love how they come down in this huge,
swirling flock and just the whole living-on-
top of the mountain thing.
(Ryan Beaulieu)