Spot-winged grosbeak

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Spot-winged grosbeak
Spot-winged Grosbeak (male+female) Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve West Sikkim India 20.02.2016.jpg
Male and female of the species from Khangchendzonga National Park, East Sikkim, India.
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Fringillidae
Subfamily: Carduelinae
Genus: Mycerobas
Species: 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.

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. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. 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.