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Bhutan, April 2010
Carpodacus thura


17–18 cm (6¾-7 in)


Asia: found in Afghanistan, China, Nepal
South Asia: Pakistan, India and Bhutan


Formerly considered conspecific with Chinese White-browed Rosefinch.


Two subspecies accepted[1]:


Forest edge undergrowth and clearings and boulder covered slopes.



Their diet consists of a wide variety of seeds, buds and shoots of alpine plants. They also eat some berries.


There is not a lot known about their behaviour during the breeding season. They construct a large shallow cup nest from grass.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved July 2019)

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