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. Recorded recently in N Vietnam#R.
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
Song a simple and distinctive "pee-dee” or “do-do”, poorly documented but... 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. 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
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