- Rhodospiza obsoleta
Breeds in dry, flat country, with scattered acacia and tamarisk trees and bushes, gardens and desert oases.
The diet includes mainly seeds and some insects.
They nest in trees. The 4-6 pale green, lightly speckled eggs are incubated by the female.
- Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Desert Finch. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 30 November 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Desert_Finch