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Himalayan White-browed Rosefinch - BirdForum Opus

Nominate subspecies
Photo © by peterday
Bhutan, April 2010
Carpodacus thura

Identification

17–18 cm (6¾-7 in)

Distribution

Asia: found in Afghanistan, China, Nepal
South Asia: Pakistan, India and Bhutan

Taxonomy

Formerly considered conspecific with Chinese White-browed Rosefinch.

Subspecies

Two subspecies accepted[1]:

Habitat

Forest edge undergrowth and clearings and boulder covered slopes.

Behaviour

Diet

Their diet consists of a wide variety of seeds, buds and shoots of alpine plants. They also eat some berries.

Breeding

There is not a lot known about their behaviour during the breeding season. They construct a large shallow cup nest from grass.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved July 2019)

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