Rhodopechys mongolicus

The Mongolian Finch is a small, long-winged bird. It has a large head and short, thick greyish-yellow bill. In breeding plumage, males have a pink flush to their face and underparts, and there are extensive white and pink areas in the wings, a pattern that is also present but less marked in non-breeding plumage.

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

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Mongolian Finch The Mongolian Finch, Rhodopechys mongolicus, is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae.This bird is a resident from eastern Turkey, across the Caucasus, east into Central Asia and on to western China and Mongolia and south into the Kashmir. Mountainous areas of stony desert or semi-arid scrub and rocky slopes are favoured for breeding. See more at Wikipedia.org... More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Fringillidae
Genus : Rhodopechys
Species : mongolicus
Authority : (Swinhoe, 1870)