Rufous-necked snowfinch

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Rufous-necked snowfinch
Rufous-necked Snowfinch Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary East Sikkim India 18.10.2015.jpg
From Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary in East Sikkim, India.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Suborder: Passeri
Infraorder: Passerida
Superfamily: Passeroidea
Family: Passeridae
Genus: Montifringilla
Species: M. ruficollis
Binomial name
Montifringilla ruficollis
Blanford, 1871

Pyrgilauda ruficollis (Blanford, 1871)

The rufous-necked snowfinch (Montifringilla ruficollis) is a species of bird in the sparrow family.

It is found in Tibet and adjacent areas of central China; it winters south to Uttarakhand, Nepal, Sikkim and Bhutan. Its natural habitat is temperate grassland.


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