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 nominate race breeding has lower forehead, lores... 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, from mid-May in Morocco; often two broods, but only single broods recorded in Israel and Kazakhstan. Monogamous.... read more
Altitudinal and short-distance migrant; descends to lower levels in non-breeding season between... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common to abundant or scarce; uncommon in Morocco, Lebanon and Caucasus. Status in NE Algeria unclear; possibly a scarce resident or summer... read more
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