vinaceous rosefinch

Vinaceous Rosefinch (Carpodacus vinaceus)

…a species of Asiatic rosefinch (Carpodacus spp.) that occurs in China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Taiwan, where it inhabits temperate and subtropical/tropical dry forests. Like other finches C. vinaceus feeds mostly on seeds but will feed on small insects and other plant matter occasionally.

Classification

Animalia-Chordata-Aves-Passeriformes-Fringillidae-Carpodacus-C. vinaceus

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November 5, 2016 - Vinaceous Rosefinch (Carpodacus vinaceus)

These finches are found in parts of India, Nepal, China, Myanmar, and Taiwan. They eat various seeds, foraging on the ground and in vegetation. Little is known about their nesting behavior, though a female has been observed incubating eggs in July. The word “vinaceous” means wine-colored and refers to their deep red plumage.