French: Roselin vineux German: Rubingimpel Spanish: Camachuelo vinoso
J. P. Verreaux
#R, Ho-pa-tchang, north of Chengdu, Sichuan, China
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.
13–16 cm; 20·5-23·8 g (formosanus). Medium-sized, conical-billed, stoutly built dark rosefinch with notched tail. Male nominate race is almost entirely deep... read more
Song a simple and distinctive "pee-dee, be do-do". Calls include a hard, assertive "pwit" or "zieh... read more
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
Female incubating eggs in Jul in Nepal. No other published information.
Resident and altitudinal migrant. Nominate race moves to lower levels within range in non-breeding... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to scarce or rare. Status in Nepal uncertain, possibly scarce resident, but appears rare and local; uncommon in China; scarce to uncommon in... read more
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