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Alternative name: Beavan's Bullfinch

Photo © by china guy
Moxi, Sichuan, China
Pyrrhula erythaca


15–17 cm (6-6¾ in)
Slightly hooked bill and grey head.
Black mask. White rump and greyish wing bar. Black band on back. Iris dark brown. Bill black. Feet pinkish-brown.
Male has orange breast and belly.
Female has only a slight orange markings on a light brown breast and belly.


Asia: found in China, Tibet, Inner Mongolia, Nepal, India, Eastern Himalayas, Bhutan,
Southeast Asia: Indochina, Myanmar



There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • P. e. erythaca:
  • P. e. wilderi:
  • North-eastern China (Liaoning)


Subalpine conifer and mixed forest. In Taiwan lives above 2500 and often is seen in alpine meadows.



Their diet consists almost entirely of seeds and buds also willow catkins and sea buckthorn.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2021. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2021. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2015)

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