A. O. Hume, 1869,
Was previously thought to form a species-group with G. indicus (with tenuirostris), G. coprotheres, G. rueppelli and G. fulvus. Sometimes considered a race of G. fulvus, but ranges overlap and plumages distinct; recent study suggested that race fulvescens of latter is closely related to present species. Monotypic.
Himalayas from N Pakistan and N India through S Tibet and Nepal to Bhutan and C China; also NE through Pamirs to Tien Shan, and possibly also into Tarbagatai and Altai. Juveniles may disperse into plains of N India (Rajasthan and Assam)#R.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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