Registered: January 2013
Location: berhampore westbengal
PAKHI DEKHOON PAKHI CHINOON @ 784 [Observe the bird and recognize]… A4…Coloured Pencil …[From the Ref. photograph of Mr. Sudip Ghosh]… The plain mountain finch (Leucosticte nemoricola) is a species of finch in the Fringillidae family.
It is found in Afghanistan, Bhutan, China, India, Kazakhstan, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia,Tajikistan, Tibet, and Turkmenistan. Its natural habitat is temperate grassland and upland forest. It is a resident breeder across the Himalayas.
14–15 cm; 18–25•5 g. Medium-sized to large, slender, brownish finch with pointed bill, long wings and notched tail.
Song, usually from top of boulder or prominent rocky perch, a short series of sharp twittering.
Submontane and montane hillsides. Breeds above tree-line on open boulder-strewn ridges, slopes .
Feeding: Mostly seeds of grasses and alpine herbs; occasionally small invertebrates.
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