French: Bouvreuil brun German: Schuppenkopfgimpel Spanish: Camachuelo pardo
central and northern Nepal
Subspecies and Distribution
P. n. nipalensis
Hodgson, 1836 – Himalayas from Himachal Pradesh E to NE India (to S Assam) and SW China (SE Xizang).
P. n. ricketti
La Touche, 1905 – NE India (Arunachal Pradesh, SE Assam and Nagaland), S & SE China (E Xizang to W Sichuan, and NW Yunnan E to Fujian and Guangdong), N Myanmar and NW Vietnam (W Tonkin).
P. n. uchidai
Nagamichi Kuroda, 1916 – Taiwan.
P. n. victoriae
Rippon, 1906 – W Myanmar (Chin Hills) and adjacent India.
16–17 cm; 18–29 g. Medium-sized to large, blunt-billed bullfinch with long and slightly notched tail. Male nominate race has lower forehead, lores and line around base of... read more
Song, usually from cover or within top of tree canopy, a repeated soft and mellow “pi-puee”, “u’iih... read more
In most of range inhabits undergrowth in dense fir (Abies) and deciduous forests,... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly various seeds, blossom, buds and berries of trees (including conifers) and bushes; also nectar from rhododendron flowers. Forages in... read more
Almost nothing known; in Nepal, a bird seen carrying nesting material in Jun.
Resident and partial altitudinal migrant. Part of population moves short distances in non-breeding... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Locally common to uncommon in Himalayas. Locally fairly common in China. Scarce to uncommon in N & W Myanmar and N & SC... read more
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