Dark-breasted rosefinch

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Dark-breasted rosefinch
Dark-breasted Rosefinch Sikkim India.jpg
Male at 9,800 ft in East Sikkim of the state of Sikkim, India
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Female at 6,500 ft in Khangchendzonga National Park, West Sikkim, India
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Fringillidae
Genus: Procarduelis
Species: P. nipalensis
Binomial name
Procarduelis nipalensis
(Hodgson, 1836)

The dark-breasted rosefinch (Procarduelis nipalensis) is a true finch species (family Fringillidae).

It is found in Bhutan, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are boreal forests and subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland.


The dark-breasted rosefinch was formerly placed in the genus Carpodacus but was moved to Procarduelis based on the results from the phylogenetic analyses of mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences.[2][3]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Carpodacus nipalensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David (eds.). "Finches, euphonias". World Bird List Version 5.2. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 5 June 2015. 
  3. ^ Zuccon, Dario; Prŷs-Jones, Robert; Rasmussen, Pamela C.; Ericson, Per G.P. (2012). "The phylogenetic relationships and generic limits of finches (Fringillidae)" (PDF). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 62 (2): 581–596. PMID 22023825. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2011.10.002.