David and Oustalet, 1877,
Muping [= Paohing], eastern Xizang.
Until recently considered conspecific with C. rodopeplus, but verreauxii differs genetically#R and in its distinctly smaller bill (at least 2); strong, long black streaks on upperparts (1); and (in male) distinctly paler pink overall appearance vs dark and duller pink with heavy dark markings below (2); bright pink rump vs no distinct paler rump but just a few flecks of pinkish in dark rump feathers (2)#R. Monotypic.
S China (S & W Sichuan and NE Yunnan) and NE Myanmar; winters at lower altitudes.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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