Perching

Cassin's Finch

Carpodacus cassinii
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Length: 6 in. (16 cm )
Open and dry coniferous forest in the mountainous west is the primary habitat of this finch. For most of the year they are nomadic and travel in small flocks eating buds, seeds, fruits and a few insects at higher elevations in the late summer and lower elevations in the winter. The small cup-shaped nest, made of twigs, rootlets, bark and lichens, is placed at the tip of a large branch high above the ground. Occasional eruptions of this species brings small numbers to feeders at lower elevations in harsher winters.

The four-digit banding code is CAFI.

Female | Jim Burns


Fir forest

Oak-pine woodland
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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: Cassin's Finch
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: December 13, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/cassins-finch

APA Style

Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Cassin's Finch. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved December 13, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/cassins-finch

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

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Dr. Biology. "Cassin's Finch". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/cassins-finch

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Dr. Biology. "Cassin's Finch". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 13 Dec 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/cassins-finch

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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