French: Roselin à ailes roses German: Rotflügelgimpel Spanish: Camachuelo alirrojo asiático
CS & E Turkey, Lebanon, N Israel, W Syria, S Caucasus, Iran, S Turkmenistan and N Afghanistan E to SE & E Kazakhstan,Tajikistan, and NW China (N & W Xinjiang).
15–18 cm; 32–48 g. Large, large-billed, long-winged, sandy finch with bright pink in wing and notched tail. Male breeding has lower forehead, lores and anterior... read more
Song, usually between May and early Sept, from top of bush or grassy tussock or in flight, a clear... read more
Breeds on montane and submontane slopes and in high-level valleys, open semi-desert areas of bare,... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly small seeds, buds and shoots of grasses, semi-desert and alpine plants; also some insects. Seeds and buds include those of... read more
Season Apr to mid-Jul; often two broods, but only single broods recorded in Israel and Kazakhstan. Monogamous. Solitary or loosely colonial... read more
Altitudinal and short-distance migrant; descends to lower levels in non-breeding season between... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Locally common to abundant or scarce; uncommon in Lebanon and Caucasus. Turkish breeding population at least 100,000 pairs;... read more
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