Tibetan snowfinch

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Tibetan snowfinch
Tibetan Snowfinch, Ladakh, India.jpg
Tibetan Snowfinch, Ladakh, India
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Passeri
Infraorder: Passerida
Superfamily: Passeroidea
Family: Passeridae
Genus: Montifringilla
Species: M. adamsi
Binomial name
Montifringilla adamsi
Adams, 1859

The Tibetan snowfinch, black-winged snowfinch, or Adams's snowfinch (Montifringilla adamsi) is a species of bird in the sparrow family.

It is found in China, India, Nepal, and Pakistan. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry shrubland. It is commonly resident in the Tibetan plateau region of north-western Nepal, where it spends the summer at elevations of 4,200–5,100 metres (13,800–16,700 ft) and the winter at 2,530–3,445 metres (8,301–11,302 ft), on open stony hillsides, on plateau and near villages.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Montifringilla adamsi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Grimmett, Richard; Inskipp, Carol; Inskipp, Tim (2000). Birds of Nepal. London: Christopher Helm Ltd. ISBN 0-7136-5166-0.