French: Roselin de Mongolie German: Mongolengimpel Spanish: Camachuelo mongol
Keming, southern Chahar [north-west Hebei], China
E Turkey, Armenia (Vedi)#R, Azerbaijan (Nakhichevan)#R and N & E Iran E to S & E Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Mongolia, S to C Afghanistan, N Pakistan (Chitral, Baltistan and Gilgit), Ladakh, and W, C & NE China (S to N & W Xinjiang, N Qinghai, Gansu, W Inner Mongolia and W Hebei); winters also in W Pakistan (Baluchistan).
14–15 cm; 18–26 g. Medium-sized, stocky, large-headed and blunt-billed, long-winged pale finch with notched tail. Male has forehead to nape pale grey-brown,... read more
Song, usually only through breeding season (including occasionally at night), from ground or top of... read more
Montane and submontane, arid, desolate and semi-desert areas with slopes, cliffs, screes, ravines... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly small seeds, also buds and shoots, including those of Agriophyllum gobicum, Krascheninnikova ceratoides, saltwort... read more
Season mid-Apr to late Jul or Aug; two broods in S Caucasus and NE Iran. Monogamous. Solitary and semi-colonial. Pair formation takes place... read more
Resident, altitudinal migrant and partial migrant. Between Oct and May found at lower levels within... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Scarce to locally common. Known population in E Turkey small, numbering merely c. 25 pairs, but extent not fully determined, and in... read more
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