French: Roselin à ailes tachetées German: Fleckengimpel Spanish: Camachuelo alimoteado
Simla–Almora district, north-west India
Himalayas of N India (W Uttarakhand), Nepal and SW China (S Xizang); winters mostly below tree-line.
15–17 cm; one bird 23 g. Medium-large, large-billed rosefinch with long and slightly notched tail. Male nominate race has forehead to nape maroon, slightly brighter on... read more
Generally silent, song undescribed; occasionally gives far-carrying "chirp" or disyllabic and... read more
Found in summer months in rhododendron (Rhododendron) scrub, Caragana, barberry... read more
Food and feeding
Diet not well known, mostly small seeds and rose hips. Forages on ground and in bushes, and often perches in the open on tops of bushes and... read more
Season possibly Jul–Aug. No other information.
Resident and altitudinal migrant. In non-breeding season some move to lower levels; race ... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common to scarce. Rare in India; rare in most of Chinese range, and uncommon in N Yunnan; uncommon resident in NE Myanmar, but possibly only... read more
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