Family Finches (Fringillidae)

Least Concern

Sharpe's Rosefinch (Carpodacus verreauxii)


French: Roselin de Verreaux German: Lavendelgimpel Spanish: Camachuelo de Sharpe

Propasser verreauxii

David and Oustalet

, 1877,

Muping [= Paohing], eastern Xizang


Until recently considered conspecific with C. rodopeplus, but differs genetically#R and by its distinctly smaller bill (at least 2); strong, long black streaks on upperparts (1); and (in male) distinctly paler pink overall 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.

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S China (NE Yunnan and S & W Sichuan) and NE Myanmar; winters at lower altitudes.

Descriptive notes

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Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J. & Collar, N. (2019). Sharpe's Rosefinch (Carpodacus verreauxii). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 19 February 2019).