Family Finches (Fringillidae)

Least Concern

Three-banded Rosefinch (Carpodacus trifasciatus)


Taxonomy

French: Roselin à trois bandes German: Bindengimpel Spanish: Camachuelo tribarrado
Taxonomy:

Carpodacus trifasciatus

J. P. Verreaux

, 1871,

#R, Paohing = Muping [Baoxing], west Sichuan, China

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Monotypic.

Distribution:

SC China from S Gansu and S Shaanxi S to E Xizang, NW Yunnan and W Sichuan; non-breeding also SE Xizang, possibly also NE Indian Subcontinent.

Descriptive notes

17–19·5 cm. Large and large-billed, robust rosefinch with broad wingbars and long tail. Male has white forehead edged light crimson, crown to nape and side of neck deep... read more

Voice

No information; generally silent. Captive individuals gave weak and high-pitched calls.

Habitat

Found in undergrowth and thickets of conifer forest, juniper (Juniperus) thickets, spruce... read more

Food and feeding

Mainly seeds, also some fruit, including crab apples and cotoneaster berries; also willow buds on migration to breeding grounds. Forages on... read more

Breeding

No confirmed information. Unconfirmed report, based on information from 1925: nest cup-shaped, made of roots and twigs, lined with grasses... read more

Movements

Resident, partial migrant and altitudinal migrant. In non-breeding season moves to lower levels,... read more

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Uncommon to scarce; locally common in non-breeding season in S China. Area occupied during breeding season apparently much smaller in extent than... read more

Recommended citation

Clement, P. (2018). Three-banded Rosefinch (Carpodacus trifasciatus). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/61397 on 13 December 2018).