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Dark-rumped Rosefinch - BirdForum Opus

Probably subspecies rubicundus
Photo by firozhussain
Arunachal Pradesh, India, November 2015
Carpodacus edwardsii

Identification

16-17cm (6-6¾ in)

  • Large bill
  • Notched tail

Distribution

Asia: China, Tibet, Nepal, India, Eastern and Western Himalayas, Bhutan
Southeast Asia: Indochina, Myanmar

Taxonomy

Female
Photo by china guy
Sichuan, China, February 2010

Subspecies

There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • C. e. edwardsii:
  • Western China (south-eeastern Tibet to western Sichuan and southern Gansu)
  • C. e. rubicundus:

Habitat

They can be found in the undergrowth of montane juniper and small rhododendron forests.

Behaviour

Diet

Their diet consists mostly of small seeds, and some fruit such as crab apples.

Gallery

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References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2015)
  4. Wikipedia

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