French: Gros-bec voisin German: Gelbschenkel-Kernbeißer Spanish: Picogordo acollarado
[probably] alpine Punjab, north India
Himalayas from NW India (W Himachal Pradesh) E to N Myanmar, and C & S China (SW Gansu S to SE Xizang, W Sichuan and NE Yunnan); occasional migrant S to NW Thailand.
22–24 cm; male 69–72 g, one female 83 g. Large grosbeak with large head, massive bill and short, notched tail. Male has entire head to upper nape, upper side of... read more
Song a clear, loud and rising musical or piping whistle of 5–7 notes, "ti-di-li-ti-di-li-um... read more
Breeds in lower montane and submontane mixed deciduous and conifer forests, mostly consisting of... read more
Food and feeding
Variety of seeds, including those of pine (Pinus), also buds, shoots and fruit, including crab apples (Malus) and nuts;... read more
Poorly known. Season late Mar to Jul. Displaying pairs follow each other through forest undergrowth while calling loudly. Nest a flat cup... read more
Dispersive and altitudinal migrant. In post-breeding period wanders or disperses over long... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Varies from locally common to uncommon or scarce.
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