French: Roselin à sourcils roses German: Rosenbrauengimpel Spanish: Camachuelo cejirrosado
Simla–Almora district, north-west India
NW & C Himalayas from N Pakistan and Kashmir E to SW China (S Xizang), Nepal, N India (Sikkim) and Bhutan.
14–15 cm; 16–20 g. Medium-sized, slender rosefinch with prominent face pattern, pointed bill and notched tail. Male has forehead and long supercilium (tapering on... read more
Song, from top of shrub or low tree, a series of loud, lilting and upwardly inflected whistles,... read more
Undergrowth of lower montane and submontane forests, including subalpine areas with sparse... read more
Food and feeding
Diet includes seeds and berries of Cyathula, Viburnum and Ziziphus maurtiana, also grasses (Gramineae) and small... read more
Season Jul and Aug. Nest built by female, a compact cup of twigs, dry plant stems, fibres and grass, also birch-bark strips, moss and... read more
Resident and altitudinal migrant. Makes post-breeding descent to lower levels in range (some... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common to locally common in most of range. Fairly common in Simla, uncommon in Kashmir; rare in N Pakistan, where discovered breeding in 1984; rare... read more
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