White-rumped snowfinch

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White-rumped snowfinch
White-rumped Snowfinch north Sikkim India 15.10.2019.jpg
From North Sikkim, India
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Passeridae
Genus: Onychostruthus
Richmond, 1917
O. taczanowskii
Binomial name
Onychostruthus taczanowskii
(Przewalski, 1876)
  • Montifringilla taczanowskii

The white-rumped snowfinch (Onychostruthus taczanowskii) is a species of passerine bird in the sparrow family Passeridae. It is the only member of the genus Onychostruthus.[2] It is sometimes placed in the genus Montifringilla.

An 1876 illustration.

It is found in Tibet and central-northern China. Its natural habitats are rocky areas in mountainous regions.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Onychostruthus taczanowskii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2018). "Old World sparrows, snowfinches, weavers". World Bird List Version 8.1. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 6 May 2018.

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