Snapshots of rosy-finch fieldwork

  Nest site of a Black Rosy-Finch in the Wind River Range, WY, Jun-02, ~12,000'.
For scale, see the two people crossing the snowfield?                                                                  

   Black Rosy-Finch nestling, Beartooth Plateau, WY, Aug-02.
Climb to the nest by Mo Ryan, now a Ph.D. student at UC Davis.

Microsatellite genotypes of nestlings at three nests (and one attending male) shed light on the mating system.

Field assistant                          Boy with trumpet
Field assistant (WY is a "right-to-work" state...)           
Only 1,500' up that talus slope to the nest.

   Black Rosy-Finch site in the Big Horn Mts., north-central WY.

First nest record for Brown-capped Rosy-Finch in Wyoming (northern limit of range)

General location of the nest, in the Snowies above South Gap Lake, west of Laramie

Tom Parchman (my post-doc and AFLP collaborator) climbing to another Brown-capped Rosy-Finch nest in
the Snowies, 18-Jul-05. 

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