French: Roselin d’Edwards German: Edwardsgimpel Spanish: Camachuelo de Edwards
J. P. Verreaux, 1871,
#R, Muping [Baoxing], west Sichuan, China.
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).
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
Song undescribed. Calls a short or abrupt, metallic "twink", "tswii"or "... read more
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
No definite information. Thought to breed around Jun–Aug period, nesting in rhododendron bushes in forest.
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
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