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Photo by xantia
Mt. Dasyue, Tai Chung, Taiwan, March 2015
Carpodacus formosanus


13–16 cm


Endemic to Taiwan.


Photo by Mark Bruce
Hehuanshan, Taroko National Park, Taiwan, September 2006

This is a monotypic species.
It was formerly considered conspecific with Vinaceous Rosefinch.


Temperate and dry forests.



Their diet consists of a variety of seed types.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2014. IOC World Bird Names (version 4.3). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
  1. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved March 2015)

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