Plain mountain finch

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Plain mountain finch
Plain Mountain Finch East Sikkim India 13.06.2014.jpg
Near Kupup(14000 ft), Sikkim, India. Subspecies nemoricola in breeding plumage.
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Fringillidae
Subfamily: Carduelinae
Genus: Leucosticte
L. nemoricola
Binomial name
Leucosticte nemoricola
Hodgson, 1836

The plain mountain finch (Leucosticte nemoricola) is a species of finch in the Fringillidae family.

Showing wing pattern of Primaries, alula, secondaries, median coverts etc. Photographed from East Sikkim, India.

It is found in Afghanistan, Bhutan, China, India, Kazakhstan, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, Tibet, and Turkmenistan. Its natural habitat is temperate grassland and upland forest. It is a resident breeder across the Himalayas.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Leucosticte nemoricola". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.