French: Roselin de Cassin German: Cassingimpel Spanish: Camachuelo de Cassin
S. F. Baird
near Gemini Peak, Yavapai County, Arizona, USA
SW Canada (S British Columbia and extreme SW Alberta) and W USA S to extreme NW Mexico (N Baja California); winters S to C Mexico (Coahuila S to Michoacán).
14·5–16·5 cm; 20·4–37·8 g. Medium-large, slender rosefinch with short, spiky crest (erected when alarmed), conical bill and notched... read more
Song, usually from top of tree or in song flight, a rapid series of short syllables, similar to... read more
Montane and subalpine open, dry, semi-arid conifer forests and woods, including lodgepole pine (... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly seeds and buds of trees; also some insects. Seeds and buds include those of quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) and... read more
Season Apr–Jul; one brood. Monogamous; pair-bond possibly maintained for more than single season. Solitary; also loosely colonial,... read more
Resident and migratory. Present throughout year in parts of range, sometimes as far N as S British... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Formerly common or locally common. In second half of 1970s was assessed as being most abundant breeding bird on... read more
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