Przevalski's Rosefinch

The Przewalski's Finch is a small bird similar in appearance to the Long-tailed Rosefinch. The tail is long, and the sexes are sexually dimorphic, with the males having bright pink on the throat, breast and belly. Both sexes have brown streaked plumage on the back and wings. The bill is thinner than those of the rosefinches. The morphological feature which most distinguishes the species from the rosefinches is the outer primary; in finches and buntings this feather is vestigial but in the Przewalski's Finch it is two-thirds the length of the next primary.

The Przevalski's 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 Broad-billed Sapayoa and the Przevalski's Rosefinch family which contains, guess what, Przevalski's Rosefinch. For more discussion of the Sapayoa see Don Roberson's page . Don's picture of the Rosefinch (from our N. China 2004 trip) is at the left (and here with a discussion). More first impressions and a start at updating my "Clements-like" electronic list are here . UPDATE: Santa Barbara Software's "Moving from 5th to 6th Edition" with lists of name changes, lumps and splits is here. More

Przevalski's Rosefinch possible in the same habitat. A stony point below Heimahe overlooks the muddy shore of Koko Nor. Here we should be able to find breeding Mongolian Plover, and perhaps lingering migrants such as Greater Sand Plover, Turnstone, and Temminck's Stint.It is often possible to get fairly close to Bar-headed Goose, Ruddy Shelduck, GBH and Brown-headed Gulls, and various Larks, and photographers may want to set their own pace here. More

and Streaked Rosefinches, the enigmatic Przevalski's Rosefinch (which may actually be a bunting) and White-winged Grosbeak. Day 9 Nangqian (BLD) Today we will set off early in order to explore a relict tract of fir and juniper forest in a deep and spectacular valley. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Fringillidae
Genus : Urocynchramus
Species : pylzowi
Authority : Przewalski, 1876