Utah Bird Profile
Black Rosy-Finch - Leucosticte atrata

Name Roots: (Gr. Leucos, "White"; sticte, "varied'" - L. atrata, "Blackened")

In Utah:   
by Michelle Soper

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characteristic behaviors:
Nests on the ground or in a cliff at a height of 0-25 feet, in a cup or crevice nest. This species is not a cowbird host. During the breeding season, this species is an omnivore: ground forager; insectivore: air sallier. During the non-breeding seasons this species is a granivore: ground gleaner.
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in alpine habitat.
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