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White-rumped Snowfinch Pyrgilauda taczanowskii   - Adult with prey
White-rumped Snowfinch
Photographer : © Paul Jones
Location :near Maduo, central Qinghai, China
Date : 21 June 2014
English synonyms:White-rumped Snow Finch, White-rumped Snow-Finch, White-rumped Ground-sparrow, Mandelli's Snow Finch, Mandelli's Snowfinch, Taczanowski's Snow Finch, Taczanowski's Snowfinch
Bird Family :Passerinae - Sparrows, Petronias & Snowfinches
Bird Group :PASSERIFORMES
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :While a place of great beauty, the Tibetan Plateau could also be quite bleak with cold wind and icy precipitation even as summer approached. The avifauna coped well with the challenge. This White-rumped Snowfinch seemed more like a small mammal than a bird as it trundled across the ground to its nest site, a repurposed pika burrow. - PJ
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