French: Roselin de Sillem German: Sillemgimpel Spanish: Pinzón montano de Sillem
Other common names: Sillem's Mountain-finch
Kushku Maidan, 5125 m, west Tibetan Plateau, China.
15 cm. Previously known only from two specimens (adult male and juvenile male), but photographs published in 2012 seem to correspond to an adult male and an adult female.... read more
Little information; specimens collected at 5125 m and photographs taken at 5000 m on high barren... read more
Food and feeding
Recorded feeding on fresh leaves and stems of the cushion plant Androsace tapete. No further information.
No information. Presumed to breed between mid-Jun and Aug, as in other high-elevation passerines of the Tibetan plateau.
No information. Presumed resident, as adult collected was in full moult in Sept.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Data Deficient. Restricted range species: present in Southern Xinjiang Mountains Secondary Area. Until recently unknown in the... read more
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