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Photo by M Kwan
Wuyishan, Jian Xi, China, August 2007
Pyrrhula nipalensis



  • Grey-brown back, nape, head, breast
  • White belly and undertail coverts
  • Black wings
  • Grey-brown wing bar
  • Black forehead, lores, edge of chin and tail
  • White cheek
  • Short dark grey bill


Asia: found in China, Tibet, Nepal, Pakistan, India, Eastern and Western Himalayas, Bhutan, Taiwan
Southeast Asia: Indochina, Myanmar, Vietnam, Malaysia



There are 5 subspecies:

  • P. n. nipalensis:
  • P. n. ricketti:
  • P. n. victoriae:
  • P. n. waterstradti:
  • P. n. uchidae:


Mountain forests. 1300-2400m.


The diet includes seeds and conifer cones.


  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Avibase
  3. birdingintaiwan

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