Martens et al., 2008,
western shore of Lake Donggi Cona, near Huashixia, 4200 m, east Qinghai, China.
Previously included within Sino-Himalayan P. affinis, from which it is now separated mainly because of extremely high genetic divergence, also on grounds of differences in colours and vocalizations. Monotypic.
Breeds in high-altitude ranges in C China (Qinghai, Gansu, Sichuan); recorded in non-breeding season in S China (Yunnan).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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