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Maureen Ryan crosses a snowfield to reach the site where she found a Black Rosy-Finch nest.

Maureen Ryan crosses a snowfield

Maureen Ryan crosses a snowfield on the Beartooth Plateau, WY (a mile from the MT border) to reach the site where she found a second Black Rosy-Finch nest, off to the right in the cliff face, at an elevation of 10,500-11,000 feet.

Credit: David B. McDonald, University of Wyoming

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