French: Roselin à ailes tachetées German: Fleckengimpel Spanish: Camachuelo alimoteado
Simla–Almora district, north-west India
Himalayas of N India (Uttarakhand), Nepal and SW China (S Xizang); winters mostly below tree-line.
16–17 cm; one bird 23 g. Medium-large, large-billed rosefinch with long and slightly notched tail. Male has forehead to nape maroon, slightly brighter on nape and side... read more
Generally silent, song undescribed. Occasionally gives far-carrying “chirp”; also a... 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 many move to lower levels.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Locally common to scarce. Rare in India; locally common in Nepal; apparently rare in the limited Chinese part of range. The... read more
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