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Brambling Fringilla montifringilla   - Non-breeding male
Photographer : © Abhinav Chaudhary
Location :near Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India
Date : 22 November 2016
English synonyms:
Bird Family :Fringillini - Chaffinches & Brambling
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :Considered a rarity in India but it is a regular winter visitor to this area. This winter they have arrived in good numbers. Saw 15 individuals in one location and 8 in another. A few Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs were also seen in the same habitat. Both species favour the fruits of this tree (can be seen in picture) known as Wild [Himalayan] Pear Pyrus pashia. Its local name is Kainth. They also descend to the ground to feed on seeds. - AC