Long-tailed rosefinch

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Long-tailed rosefinch
Uragus sibiricus.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Fringillidae
Genus: Uragus
Keyserling & Blasius, 1840
Species: U. sibiricus
Binomial name
Uragus sibiricus
Pallas, 1773

The long-tailed rosefinch (Uragus sibiricus) is a species of finch of the Fringillidae family. It is currently monotypic in the genus Uragus.

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.

It is a very rare vagrant to Europe, but like several related Asiatic rosefinches is reasonably frequent in the cage-bird trade so many records have been considered to relate to escapes.


While the species was formerly regarded as isolated within the Fringillidae, it has more recently been genetically grouped with the Streaked rosefinch.[2][3][4]

female in Japan
Eggs of Uragus sibiricus - MHNT


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Uragus sibiricus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Arnaiz-Villena, A; Moscoso J; Ruiz-del-Valle V; González J; Reguera R; Ferri A; Wink M; Serrano-Vale JI (2008). "Mitochondrial DNA Phylogenetic Definition of a Group`of "Arid-Zone" Carduelini Finches" (PDF). The Open Ornithology Journal 1: 1–7. doi:10.2174/1874453200801010001. 
  3. ^ Arnaiz-Villena, A.; Guillén, J.; Ruiz-del-Valle, V.; Lowy, E.; Zamora, J.; Varela, P.; Stefani, D.; Allende, L. M. (2001). "Phylogeography of crossbills, bullfinches, grosbeaks, and rosefinches" (PDF). Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences 58 (8): 1159–1166. doi:10.1007/PL00000930. PMID 11529508. 
  4. ^ Arnaiz-Villena, A; Gómez-Prieto P; Ruiz-de-Valle V (2009). "Phylogeography of finches and sparrows". Nova Science Publishers. ISBN 978-1-60741-844-3.