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Category:Pyrgilauda - BirdForum Opus

Genus: Pyrgilauda


Five species of Snowfinches (or Ground-Sparrows) from Asia.
They occupy an alpine steppe habitat and descend to lower levels in winter. They are also more adapted to the ground than the other members of Montifringilla.


Pyrgilauda is a genus in the family Passeridae.
It's often included in Montifringilla. The White-rumped Snowfinch is now placed in the genus Onychostruthus but the differences seem to be marginal.

Genus Pyrgilauda viewedit
P. davidiana Pere David's Snowfinch
P. ruficollis Rufous-necked Snowfinch
P. blanfordi Blanford's Snowfinch
P. theresae Afghan Snowfinch


  1. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliott, and D Christie, eds. 2009. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 14: Bush-shrikes to Old World Sparrows. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8496553507

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Pages in category ‘Pyrgilauda’

The following 5 pages are in this category, out of 5 total.