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Alternative name: Beavan's Bullfinch
Taiwan endemic subspecies P.e.owstoni
Photo by Mark Bruce
, September 2006
- Pyrrhula erythaca
Slightly hooked bill and grey head.
Black mask. White rump and greyish wing bar. Black band on back. Iris dark brown. Bill black. Feet pinkish-brown.
Male has orange breast and belly.
Female has only a slight orange markings on a light brown breast and belly.
Asia: found in China, Tibet, Inner Mongolia, Nepal, India, Eastern Himalayas, Bhutan, Taiwan
Southeast Asia: Indochina, Myanmar
- North-eastern China (Liaoning)
- Mountains of Taiwan. Differs from the nominate species as the male lacks orange tones on underparts, being soft lavender-grey from lower throat to belly and vent, occasionally tinted light pink or buffishbrown on breast; flanks to undertail-coverts white; also shows black patch on outer median coverts, flight feathers and tail very glossy bluish-black, and outer web of inner tertial bright red; has very faint band surrounding black face. Female is more gingery-brown on underparts and deeper grey on crown and nape, with outer web of inner tertial bright yellow.
Subalpine conifer and mixed forrest. In Taiwan lives above 2500 and often is seen in alpine meadows.
- Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
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