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Taiwan Rosefinch Carpodacus formosanus   - Adult male
Taiwan Rosefinch
Photographer : © Pete Morris/Birdquest
Location :between Wuling Pass and Chingjing, Taiwan
Date : 26 April 2009
English synonyms:Vinaceous Rosefinch
Bird Family :Carduelinae - Finches, Siskins, Serins, Redpolls, Crossbills & Grosbeaks
Red Data Status :Unspecified
Remarks :
Taxonomic Notes :Monotypic species endemic to Taiwan. Formerly treated as a subspecies of Vinaceous Rosefinch Carpodacus vinaceus.
Wu, H.-C., Lin, R.-C., Hung, H.-Y., Yeh, C.-F., Chu, J.-H., Yang, X.-J., Yao, C.-J., Zou, F.-S., Yao, C.-T., Li, S.-H. and Lei, F.-M. (2011) Molecular and morphological evidences reveal a cryptic species in the Vinaceous Rosefinch Carpodacus vinaceus (Fringillidae; Aves). Zoologica Scripta 40: 468–478
Tietze, D. T., M. Päckert, J. Martens, H. Lehmann & Y.-H. Sun (2013) Complete phylogeny and historical biogeography of true rosefinches (Aves: Carpodacus). Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 169: 215-234
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