French: Bouvreuil orangé German: Goldrückengimpel Spanish: Camachuelo anaranjado
N Pakistan (Chitral and Gilgit) E to N Kashmir, in NW Himalayas; in winter also NW India (Himachal Pradesh, recorded in Uttarakhand).
14 cm; 17–22 g. Relatively small bullfinch with short, curved bill and slightly notched tail. Male has forehead to lores, cheek and chin black, forecrown to nape and... read more
Song a loud "tew" followed by a rapidly repeated metallic trisyllabic "tyatlinka-tlinka"; also has... read more
Lower montane and submontane fir (Abies) and pine (Pinus) forests or mixed fir... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly hard-shelled seeds, buds, berries and shoots of trees and larger herbaceous shrubs, including buds and catkins of birch, willow (... read more
Season late May to early Aug; probably two broods. Pairs form from break-up of winter flocks, by early May. Nest built by female, a cup of... read more
Partial altitudinal migrant. Descends to lower levels and moves slightly S of breeding range in non... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted range species: present in Western Himalayas EBA. Common to very common; scarce and local in N Pakistan. Rare visitor in Himachal Pradesh.
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