Family Finches (Fringillidae)

Least Concern

Eurasian Crimson-winged Finch (Rhodopechys sanguineus)


Taxonomy

French: Roselin à ailes roses German: Rotflügelgimpel Spanish: Camachuelo alirrojo asiático
Taxonomy:

Fringilla sanguinea

Gould

, 1838,

Erzurum, Turkey

.

Hitherto treated as conspecific with R. alienus (which see), although split had been suggested earlier on basis of morphological characters#R. Monotypic.

Distribution:

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).

Descriptive notes

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

Voice

Song, usually between May and early Sept, from top of bush or grassy tussock or in flight, a clear... read more

Habitat

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

Breeding

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

Movements

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

Recommended citation

Clement, P. (2018). Eurasian Crimson-winged Finch (Rhodopechys sanguineus). 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/61378 on 23 October 2018).