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Spot-winged Grosbeak

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MalePhoto by Photo by Ayuwat J Fang, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Photo by Photo by Ayuwat J
Fang, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Mycerobas melanozanthos


[edit] Identification

22–23 cm (8½-9 in)

  • Slate-grey head, upper breast and upperparts
  • Yellow underparts

[edit] Distribution

FemalesPhoto by Photo by robby thaiDoi Phu Hom Pok NP, Thailand, March 2017
Photo by Photo by robby thai
Doi Phu Hom Pok NP, Thailand, March 2017

Asia: found from the mountains of northern Pakistan to southern Tibet, south-western China, Myanmar and Thailand.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Lower and submontane evergreen forests and secondary growth.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

They eat seeds and berries, including cherries.

[edit] Breeding

There is only a little information available. Their nest is a cup of plant fibres, supported by a platform of fir twigs.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved March 2017)
  3. BF Member observations

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