Scientific name: Carpodacus cassinii
A breeder in the high mountains of the West, Cassin’s Finches move to lower elevations in winter, and will sometimes come to bird feeders. Cassin’s Finches are talented vocal mimics, and can imitate songs of other species surprisingly well.
Cassin’s Finches breed in loose groups, although individual nests are usually about 25 yards apart. They are often seen together with Evening Grosbeaks, crossbills, and Pine Siskins, and in the winter they can occur in very large flocks.