Long-tailed Rosefinch

It is found in China, Japan, Kazakhstan, North Korea, South Korea, and Russia. Its natural habitats are temperate forests, subtropical or tropical moist shrubland, and temperate grassland.

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The Long-tailed Rosefinch is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Long-tailed Rosefinch (Uragus sibiricus) is a species of finch of the Fringillidae family, in the presently monotypic genus Uragus. Some other rosefinches might eventually be moved there, however. It is found in China, Japan, Kazakhstan, North Korea, South Korea, and Russia. Its natural habitats are temperate forests, subtropical or tropical moist shrubland, and temperate grassland. More

The Long-tailed Rosefinch, traditionally also placed in a monotypic genus, is closely allied to the Streaked Rosefinch and possibly other species; they diverged around 11-10 mya and either might be placed in Carpodacus or united in Uragus. If the latter is adopted, the bulk of the Asian species would be retained in Carpodacus or placed in the genus Rubicilla. More

For the purposes of our bird news services, Long-tailed Rosefinch is classed as Ungraded: species which are unlikely to appear as wild birds in Britain or Ireland hide section Most recent UK and Irish reports of Long-tailed Rosefinch Presumed escape 10:39 26/03/01 Long-tailed Rosefinch London Custom House 25/03/01 show section Products featuring Long-tailed Rosefinch (2) BWPi DVD-ROM 2.0 (DRBWP: £135. More

The Long-tailed Rosefinch is in the central northern Asia, preferring the thickets river. It's characterized by a big tail and by a characteristic striated coat in the season of love that alternates the sand-colored pink and rich brown in their upper body. The face is pink with black tail and white helm. The female is distinguished by the color gray and brown without the presence of pink in the body. More

There have been two records of Long-tailed Rosefinch at Portland: The occurrences of Long-tailed Rosefinch at Portland 1998 - August 16th to September 22nd, a first-summer male in the Bird Observatory garden and adjacent Hut Fields (trapped and ringed on August 16th). Examination of this bird in the hand revealed no signs of previous confinement. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Fringillidae
Genus : Uragus
Species : sibiricus
Authority : (Pallas, 1773)
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