Long-tailed rosefinch

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Long-tailed rosefinch
Uragus sibiricus.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Fringillidae
Subfamily: Carduelinae
Genus: Carpodacus
C. sibiricus
Binomial name
Carpodacus sibiricus
Pallas, 1773

The long-tailed rosefinch (Carpodacus sibiricus) is a species of finch of the family Fringillidae.

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.


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

female in Japan
Egg - 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. ^ 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. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2011.10.002. PMID 22023825.