|Photo by Martin Hale (Oriental Bird Images)|
Przhevalski's rosefinch (en); pintarroxo-de-cauda-rosa (pt); bruselin de Przhewalski (fr); pinzón de Przhewalski (es); rosenschwanzgimpel (de)
The species is endemic to the mountains of western China
This small finch is 13 cm long and has a wingspan of 17,5-20 cm.
The Przhevalski rosefinch is a resident of high altitude alpine scrubs, between 3000-5000 m above sea level.
Their diet mostly consists of small seeds from a variety of plants.
The female builds the nest in a bush, using dry grasses, leaves, hair and feathers. The clutch of 3-6 eggs is incubated mostly by the female for 13-14 days. The chicks are fed by both parents until fledging, 13-14 days after hatching.
IUCN status - LC (Least Concern)
Although the population size has not been quantified, it is believed to be stable as there are no evidence for any declines or substantial threats.