- Bucanetes githagineus
Large head and short, very thick bill
- Red bill
- Grey head and neck
- Pale brown upper parts
- Pink breast, rump
- Pink tail with dark terminal feathers
Non-breeding males, females and young: less colourful than the breeding male
Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia
Europe: Portugal, Spain, Canary Islands, Malta
Northern Africa: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt
Western Africa: Mauritania, Mali, Nigeria, Niger, Chad
Eastern Africa: Sudan
Middle East: Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, Arabian Peninsula, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Iraq, Iran, Armenia, Azerbaijan
Asia: Russia, Turkestan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India
Previously included in the genus Rhodopechys
There are four subspecies:
- B. g. amantum:
- B. g. zedlitzi:
- B. g. githagineus:
- B. g. crassirostris:
Stony desert or semi-desert.
The clutch consists of 4 eggs which is laid in a nest in a rock crevice.
The main diet consists of seeds supplemented with insects during the breeding season.
- Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Trumpeter Finch. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 16 October 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Trumpeter_Finch