Spot-winged Rosefinch

Spot-winged Rosefinch
喜山点翅朱雀 (xǐshān diǎnchìzhūquè)
Carpodacus rodopeplus
16 cm

Formerly considered conspecific with Sharpe’s rosefinch. In China resident in Nyalam County, Tibet; range does not abut that of Sharpe’s. Very similar to Sharpe’s, but slightly larger, stockier, and larger-billed. Male is darker, and female is slightly browner and has fainter streaking, especially on rump. Chirping call recalls canaries. — Craig Brelsford

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Daniel Bengtsson served as chief ornithological consultant for Craig Brelsford’s Photographic Field Guide to the Birds of China, from which this species description is drawn.

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