White Browed Rose Finch

April 11, 2015

The White Browed Rose finch is a large brightly colored rosefinch, both sexes with distinct plumage.  Male has deep ping rump and underparts, and a long pale supercilium tipped with white; pale pink or whitish tips to median coverts, slightly duller tips to greaters.  Female similar to other female rosefinches, but nominate has deep yellow rump and warm brown on breast (whiter in other races).

Habitat – Common in summer, found only at high altitudes between 7500 ft and 10000 ft, on the Afghanistan/Pakistan border and in Nepal, Sikkim, Tibet and Western China.

Data Source: Finches and Sparrows (by Peter Clement)

http://www.amazon.com/Finches-Sparrows-Helm-Identification-Guides/dp/1408135086

Image Source: http://www.snipview.com/q/White-browed%20Rosefinch

Image Source: http://www.surfbirds.com/trip_report.php?id=887

Image Source: http://www.tropicalbirding.com/asia-tours/china/southeast-china/

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