French: Roselin de Roborowski German: Roborowskigimpel Spanish: Camachuelo de Roborowski
Other common names:
Burhan Budai Shan, central Qinghai, China
WC China (C & SW Qinghai and NE Xizang).
17–18 cm. Large, long-winged and short-legged rosefinch with domed head and thin, pointed bill. Male has forehead to crown and face deep red or crimson (may appear... read more
Generally silent, but has short and plaintive whistle, often given as a longer trill.
Desolate, montane rocky steppes, barren alpine meadows of argillate-slate mountains and stony... read more
Food and feeding
Diet little known; seeds and fragments of alpine grasses and flowers, including lousewort (Pedicularis), recorded as taken.... read more
A nest in Qinghai was in crevice among boulders on a rocky slope at an altitude of 4650 m, and contained 5 eggs in late Jul; nest was... read more
Resident; in non-breeding season may move to lower altitude during prolonged periods of extremely... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted range species: present in Northern Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau Secondary Area. Poorly known. Probably locally not uncommon,... read more
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