French: Roselin du Sinaï German: Einödgimpel Spanish: Camachuelo del Sinaí
Mount Sinai, north-east Egypt
S Israel, NE Egypt (Sinai), SW Jordan and extreme NW Saudi Arabia.
14·5–16 cm; 17–24 g. Medium-large, conical-billed, slender, pale rosefinch with long notched tail. Male nominate race has bright pinkish-crimson lower... read more
Song a melodious and varied musical jumble, including buzzing notes. Calls include a short "... read more
Dry, barren and treeless mountains, hillside and valley scrub, edges of stony and rocky sandstone... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly seeds, buds, shoots and leaves. Details of diet not well known, but in Middle East takes seeds of yellow bugloss (Alkanna... read more
Season late Mar to Jul; two broods in Middle East. Monogamous. Solitary and loosely colonial. Territorial; territory small, mostly of only... read more
Resident and altitudinal migrant. Largely sedentary in Afghanistan and China. In Middle East... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Scarce to uncommon or locally common. Probably most numerous in mountains of Jordan, Sinai and NW Saudi Arabia; scarce in Afghanistan, and probably... read more
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