Spectacled finch

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Spectacled finch
Spectacled Finch I IMG 3307.jpg
in Kullu - Manali District of Himachal Pradesh, India.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Fringillidae
Genus: Callacanthis
L. Reichenbach, 1850
Species: C. burtoni
Binomial name
Callacanthis burtoni
(Gould, 1838)

The spectacled finch (Callacanthis burtoni, also known as red-browed finch[2]) is a species of finch in the family Fringillidae. It is found in temperate northern regions of the Indian subcontinent, ranging across Afghanistan, India, Nepal, and Pakistan. Its natural habitat is temperate forests with a lush landscape.



  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Callacanthis burtoni". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Peter, Clement; Harris, Alan; Davis, John (2010). "Red-browed Finch (Spectacled Finch)". Finches and Sparrows. London: Christopher Helm. pp. 257–258. ISBN 978-1-4081-3530-3.