French: Roselin à nuque d’or German: Goldnackengimpel Spanish: Pinzón nuquigualdo
northern and central Nepal
From W Nepal E in Himalayas to NE India (Arunachal Pradesh), S China (SE Xizang, SW Sichuan and NW Yunnan) and NE Myanmar; in winter moves to lower altitudes.
13–15 cm; 19 g. Fairly small, slender, short-winged finch with slightly notched tail. Male is almost entirely jet-black, except for bright orange hindcrown and nape;... read more
Song a rapid and high-pitched "pi-pi-pi-pi", as well as a soft, low, piping "teu... read more
Dense undergrowth and edges of submontane oak (Quercus) and rhododendron (Rhododendron... read more
Food and feeding
Variety of seeds, including those of nettles, also buds, berries; also small insects. Forages unobtrusively on ground, in low vegetation... read more
Adults carrying nesting material in Mar. In Nepal, thought to nest in rhododendrons. No further documented information.
Resident and short-distance altitudinal migrant, but scale of movements not well known. Those in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common to uncommon or rare. Four singing males located along 1 km of trail in Bhutan suggests possibly fairly high densities in parts of... read more
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