Blanford's snowfinch

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Blanford's snowfinch
Blanford's Snowfinch at Startsapuk Tso, near Tsokar, Ladakh, India.jpg
Blanford's snowfinch at Startsapuk Tso, near Tsokar, Ladakh, India
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Passeri
Infraorder: Passerida
Superfamily: Passeroidea
Family: Passeridae
Genus: Montifringilla
Species: M. blanfordi
Binomial name
Montifringilla blanfordi
Hume, 1876

Pyrgilauda blanfordi (Hume, 1876)

Blanford's snowfinch or plain-backed snowfinch (Montifringilla blanfordi) is a species of bird in the sparrow family.

It is found in China, India, Nepal, and Pakistan. Its natural habitat is temperate grassland.

Its common name commemorates the English zoologist William Thomas Blanford.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Montifringilla blanfordi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 16 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Bird? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. London: Christopher Helm. p. 55.