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Photo by zhangyong
in Hebei, China, July 2006
Carpodacus davidianus




Mongolia and northern China.


This is a monotypic species.
Formerly considered conspecific with Himalayan Beautiful Rosefinch and polytypic but the subspecies argyrophrys is moved to Himalayan Beautiful Rosefinch and waltoni to Pink-rumped Rosefinch.


Temperate shrubland and high-altitude shrubland.



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  2. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2014. IOC World Bird Names (version 4.3). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
  3. Avibase
  4. Wikipedia

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