Blanford's snowfinch

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Blanford's snowfinch
Blanford's Snowfinch - Shreeram M V - Ladakh, India.jpg
Blanford's Snowfinch at Puga Valley, Ladakh, India
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Passeridae
Genus: Pyrgilauda
P. blanfordi
Binomial name
Pyrgilauda blanfordi
(Hume, 1876)
  • Montifringilla blanfordi

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

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

The species epithet and common name commemorate the English zoologist William Thomas Blanford.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Pyrgilauda blanfordi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016. Retrieved 6 May 2018.
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Bird? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. London: Christopher Helm. p. 55.