Gray crowned rosy-finch, Homer, Alaska.
A gray-crowned rosy finch sits perched in Alaska, its small form well-adapted to the cold.
These birds are known for their distinctive gray crowns and rosy breast, which gives them their name.
Despite the harsh winter weather, the rosy finch seems undaunted, its bright eyes and energetic demeanor a testament to the resilience of wildlife in the face of the elements.
Gray-crowned Rosy finch, perched on moose antler, Homer, Alaska.
Leucosticte tephrocotis. Photo © copyright by Carl Donohue.