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Probably subspecies rubicundus
Photo by firozhussain
Arunachal Pradesh, India, November 2015
Carpodacus edwardsii


16-17cm (6-6¾ in)

  • Large bill
  • Notched tail


Asia: China, Tibet, Nepal, India, Eastern and Western Himalayas, Bhutan
Southeast Asia: Indochina, Myanmar


Photo by china guy
Sichuan, China, February 2010


There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • C. e. edwardsii:
  • Western China (south-eeastern Tibet to western Sichuan and southern Gansu)
  • C. e. rubicundus:


They can be found in the undergrowth of montane juniper and small rhododendron forests.



Their diet consists mostly of small seeds, and some fruit such as crab apples.


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  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2015)
  4. Wikipedia

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