French: Bouvreuil à tête grise German: Maskengimpel Spanish: Camachuelo cabecigrís
Other common names:
Owston's Bullfinch (race owstoni)
Subspecies and Distribution
P. e. erythaca
Blyth, 1862 – Grey-headed Bullfinch – C & S China (SW Shanxi and Qinghai S to E & SE Xizang and NW Yunnan) and E Himalayas from NE India (N West Bengal) E to N Myanmar; recorded in Nepal and Vietnam (Tonkin).
P. e. wilderi
Riley, 1918 – NE China (W Beijing and N Hebei).
P. e. owstoni
Rothschild#R & E. J. O. Hartert, 1907 – Taiwan Bullfinch – Taiwan.
15–17 cm; 18–21 g. Medium-large bullfinch with curved bill and slightly notched tail. Male nominate race has lower forehead and lores to behind eye and across... read more
Song a soft, mellow, whistled warble, including some long slurred notes and shorter creaky notes,... read more
Lower montane and submontane conifer forest and mixed forest with juniper (Juniperus) or... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly various seeds, buds, and catkins, mainly of willow (Salix) also birch (Betula), sea-buckthorn (Hippophae... read more
Little known. Details based on Jun–Jul 2003 field study in Gansu (Lianhuashan Natural Reserve), in C China, when nine nests found:... read more
Resident and partial altitudinal migrant. In non-breeding season moves to lower levels within... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Locally common to scarce or rare. Uncommon in Myanmar. In NE Indian Subcontinent very poorly known; apparently rare in Sikkim and... read more
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