French: Roselin de Thura German: Thuragimpel Spanish: Camachuelo de Thura
Bonaparte and Schlegel
Subspecies and Distribution
C. t. blythi
(Biddulph, 1882) – NE Afghanistan and N Pakistan E in Himalayas to W Nepal.
C. t. thura
Bonaparte & Schlegel, 1850 – E Himalayas from Nepal E to NE India and at least E Bhutan and SW China (SE Xizang).
17–18 cm; 24–36 g. Medium-sized, conical-billed, slender rosefinch with long and slightly notched tail. Male nominate race has forehead and supercilium deep pink... read more
Song of nominate rarely heard, from top of tall tree, mid-Jun to end Jul, a short series of loud,... read more
Breeds in undergrowth along forest edges and in clearings, also treeless boulder-covered slopes and... read more
Food and feeding
Variety of seeds, buds and shoots of alpine and subalpine herbs and shrubs, also some berries, including barberries, and blackberries and... read more
Poorly known. Season late Jun to Aug. Loosely colonial; territorial, with rather small territory size. Nest a large shallow cup of grass,... read more
Resident and altitudinal migrant. Part of population descends short distances in non-breeding... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common to locally common in much of range; scarce resident in N Pakistan, and uncommon or scarce in NE India (Arunachal Pradesh). In Bhutan, locally... read more
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