A. O. Hume, 1872,
borders of Sikkim and Tibet.
Sometimes placed in genus Serinus or Carduelis (as in HBW); genetic data#R necessitate its placement in or close to Spinus, with partial support for treating the species in its own genus Chionomitris, a possibility previously advanced on basis of morphology; thus further research needed. Monotypic.
SW & S China (S & SE Xizang; N Yunnan and W & SW Sichuan), NE India (Arunachal Pradesh) and N Myanmar; non-breeding (perhaps breeds) also N Nepal E to Bhutan and Assam.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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