Black-winged snowfinch

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Black-winged snowfinch
Tibetan Snowfinch, Ladakh, India.jpg
Black-winged snowfinch, Ladakh, India
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Passeridae
Genus: Montifringilla
M. adamsi
Binomial name
Montifringilla adamsi
Adams, 1859

The 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]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2018). "Montifringilla adamsi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2018: e.T22718326A132116930. Retrieved 30 August 2020.
  2. ^ Grimmett, Richard; Inskipp, Carol; Inskipp, Tim (2000). Birds of Nepal. London: Christopher Helm Ltd. ISBN 0-7136-5166-0.