Spot-winged grosbeak

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Spot-winged grosbeak
Spot-winged Grosbeak Sheyam North Sikkim 13.03.2019.jpg
From Sheyam village, North Sikkim, India
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Fringillidae
Subfamily: Carduelinae
Genus: Mycerobas
M. melanozanthos
Binomial name
Mycerobas melanozanthos
Hodgson, 1836

The spot-winged grosbeak (Mycerobas melanozanthos) is a species of finch in the family Fringillidae, found in middle to higher elevations. It is found in the Indian subcontinent and parts of Southeast Asia. Its range includes Bhutan, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand, Tibet and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

Male and female of the species from Khangchendzonga National Park, East Sikkim, India.
An artist's illustration.


Eophona genus goes together with Mycerobas genus. Both genera form a single phylogenetic group.[2]

Spot-winged grosbeak


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Mycerobas melanozanthos". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ Arnaiz-Villena, A.; Guillén, J.; Ruiz-del-Valle, V.; Lowy, E.; Zamora, J.; Varela, P.; Stefani, D.; Allende, L. M. (2001). "Phylogeography of crossbills, bullfinches, grosbeaks, and rosefinches" (PDF). Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences. 58 (8): 1159–1166. doi:10.1007/PL00000930. PMID 11529508.