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Pale Rosefinch - BirdForum Opus

Photo by paux
Lanzhou, China, June 2014
Carpodacus stoliczkae

Identification

14·5–16 cm; a very pale Rosefinch

Distribution

Asia: found locally in Afghanistan and China.

Taxonomy

Formerly considered conspecific with Sinai Rosefinch

Subspecies

Three subspecies recognized:

  • C. s. salimalii in central Afghanistan
  • C. s. stoliczkae in western China ( (south-western Xinjiang)
  • C. s. beicki in central China (Sining Ho region of north-eastern Qinghai to north-western Gansu)

Habitat

Hot deserts.

Behaviour

Diet

Their diet consists mostly of seed, buds and shoots.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2014. IOC World Bird Names (version 4.3). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
  3. Avibase
  4. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved February 2015)

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