Family Finches (Fringillidae)

Least Concern

Vinaceous Rosefinch (Carpodacus vinaceus)


Taxonomy

French: Roselin vineux German: Rubingimpel Spanish: Camachuelo vinoso
Taxonomy:

Carpodacus vinaceus

J. P. Verreaux

, 1871,

#R Ho-pa-tchang, north of Chengdu, Sichuan, China

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Until recently considered conspecific with C. formosanus; see that species. Monotypic.

Distribution:

N India (E Uttarakhand) and Nepal, C & S China (S & SW Gansu and S Shaanxi S to SE Xizang, Yunnan, N Guizhou and W Hubei) and N & NE Myanmar. Recorded recently in N Vietnam#R.

Descriptive notes

13–15 cm. Medium-small, conical-billed, stoutly built dark rosefinch with notched tail. Male is almost entirely deep wine-red or dark crimson, indistinctly streaked... read more

Voice

Song a simple and distinctive "pee-dee” or “do-do”, poorly documented but... read more

Habitat

Undergrowth of lower montane and submontane dense mixed or damp bamboo forest, rhododendron (... read more

Food and feeding

Variety of plant and tree seeds. Forages on ground, in low bushes and in dense vegetation; perches on or clings to flowerheads of shrubby... read more

Breeding

Female incubating eggs in Jul in Nepal. No other published information.

Movements

Resident and altitudinal migrant. Moves to lower levels within range in non-breeding season; scarce... read more

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Uncommon to scarce or rare. Status in Nepal uncertain, possibly scarce resident, but appears rare and local; uncommon in China;... read more

Recommended citation

Clement, P. & Christie, D.A. (2019). Vinaceous Rosefinch (Carpodacus vinaceus). 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/61393 on 25 June 2019).