Golden-naped finch

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Golden-naped finch
Golden-naped Finch East Sikkim India Asia 10.05.2014.jpg
Female (♀) from East Sikkim, India, Asia
Gold-naped Finch Old Silk Route, East Sikkim, India 23 April 2015.jpg
Male (♂) from East Sikkim, India, Asia
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Fringillidae
Subfamily: Carduelinae
Genus: Pyrrhoplectes
Hodgson, 1844
P. epauletta
Binomial name
Pyrrhoplectes epauletta
Hodgson, 1836

The golden-naped finch (Pyrrhoplectes epauletta) is a species of finch in the Fringillidae family. It is in monotypic genus Pyrrhoplectes.

A male (♂) from Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary, Sikkim foraging on wild berries.
Golden-naped Finch at Lava, WestBengal, India

It is found in Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, and Nepal. Its natural habitat is temperate forests.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Pyrrhoplectes epauletta". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.