French: Roselin rose German: Rosengimpel Spanish: Camachuelo de Pallas
Uda and Selenga Rivers, Transbaikalia, Siberia.
Subspecies and Distribution
C. r. roseus
(Pallas, 1776) – C & E Siberia from middle R Yenisey and R Nizhnyaya Tunguska E to upper R Lena, Yakutia and Kolymskiy Range, S to NE Kazakhstan (rare), Altai, Tannu-Ola, Sayan Mts, N Mongolia and S Sea of Okhotsk coast; migrates mainly to C Siberia (Tomsk region), Mongolia, NE & EC China (E from Gansu, S to Jiangsu) and Korea.
C. r. portenkoi
Browning, 1988 – N Sakhalin; migrates to S Sakhalin and S to S Korea and N Japan (Hokkaido, N & C Honshu).
16–17·5 cm; 21–35 g. Medium-sized to large, slender rosefinch with long, notched tail. Male nominate race has head and face to upper nape deep pink or pinkish-red... read more
Call a short "fee", or soft "tsiiin" or "chiiin", also a subdued... read more
Breeds in lowland and montane taiga with Siberian pine (Pinus sibirica), larch (... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly a variety of seeds, also buds, shoots and occasionally berries, including those of Siberian dwarf pine (Pinus pumila... read more
Season May–Aug; possibly two broods. Monogamous. Ooccasionally loosely colonial. Territorial. Male performs song flight, with slowly... read more
Migratory and partly nomadic; in C Siberia degree of movement determined by annual variations in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Scarce to locally common. Scarce at S extremities of range, e.g. only few pairs breeding in Kazakhstan; probably breeds in N Korea, where regular in... read more
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