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Gray-Crowned Rosy Finch 
Traits: Small bird with pinkish-brown on wings and lower belly

Habitat: Alpine tundra

Foods: Seeds of alpine tundra plants, insects

Eaten by: Weasels, foxes, jaegers, short-eared owls, falcons

Do You Know? During nesting season, both sexes develop a pair of sacs in their upper throats, which are capable of carrying food.

Special thanks to the ADF&G Division of Wildlife Conservation.

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