Family Finches (Fringillidae)

Least Concern

Dark-rumped Rosefinch (Carpodacus edwardsii)


Taxonomy

French: Roselin d’Edwards German: Edwardsgimpel Spanish: Camachuelo de Edwards
Taxonomy:

Carpodacus edwardsii

J. P. Verreaux

, 1871,

#R, Muping [Baoxing], west Sichuan, China

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Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution
  • C. e. rubicundus (Greenway, 1933) – E Himalayas from C Nepal E to Bhutan and NE India (Arunachal Pradesh), SW China (S & SE Xizang) and N Myanmar.
  • C. e. edwardsii J. P. Verreaux, 1871 – CS China (S Gansu S to W & C Sichuan and W & N Yunnan).
  • Descriptive notes

    16–17 cm; one female 26·5 g. Rather large, large-billed, dark rosefinch with slightly notched tail. Male nominate race has side of lower forehead, upper lores and... read more

    Voice

    Song undescribed. Calls a short or abrupt, metallic "twink", "tswii"or "... read more

    Habitat

    Undergrowth of montane and submontane juniper (Juniperus), dwarf rhododendron (... read more

    Food and feeding

    Mainly small seeds, including those of grasses (Gramineae) and wild rose, also some fruit, including fallen crab apples (Malus);... read more

    Breeding

    No definite information. Thought to breed around Jun–Aug period, nesting in rhododendron bushes in forest.

    Movements

    Resident and altitudinal migrant. Descends to lower levels between Oct and mid-Apr.

    Status and conservation

    Not globally threatened. Uncommon or scarce in most of range. Local and generally uncommon in Nepal, but more numerous in non-breeding season; locally common to scarce in... read more

    Recommended citation

    Clement, P. (2018). Dark-rumped Rosefinch (Carpodacus edwardsii). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/61394 on 17 December 2018).