French: Roselin à tête rouge German: Rhododendrongimpel Spanish: Camachuelo cejirrojo
northern and central Nepal
Himalayas from WC Nepal E to Bhutan and NE India (Arunachal Pradesh), S & SW China (S & SE Xixang E to S Sichuan and NW Yunnan) and N Myanmar; winters also NE India (S Assam, Meghalaya and Manipur).
19–20 cm; 44–50 g. Large, stout and long tailed finch with large stubby bill. Male has forehead and supercilium to just behind eye bright red, lores greyish, ear-... read more
Song poorly known, a loud, melodious and shrill series of varied warbling notes, may include "ter-... read more
Inhabits montane and submontane areas of juniper (Juniperus) and dwarf rhododendron (... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly variety of seeds, flowers and berries, including those of pine (Pinus) and other conifers; berries include those of ... read more
In breeding condition in Aug. Some males breed in subadult plumage. No further details available.
Resident, partial short-distance migrant and altitudinal migrant. Some descend in late autumn to... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally more common. Rare in Assam.
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