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Spectacled Finch Callacanthis burtoni   - Male feeding
Spectacled Finch
Photographer : © Puja Sharma
Location :Rakchham-Chitkul Wildlife Sanctuary (~3200m), Kinnaur District, Himachal Pradesh, India
Date : 22 August 2013
English synonyms:Himalayan Red-browed Finch, Red-browed Finch, Red-browed Rosefinch, Red-browed Rosenfinch, Red-spectacled Finch, Spectacled Finch, Spectacled Rose-Finch
Bird Family :Carduelinae - Finches, Siskins, Serins, Redpolls, Crossbills & Grosbeaks
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :Habitat type: Forest at 3200masl dominated by West Himalayan Fir Abies pindrow, Morinda Spruce Picea smithiana, Blue Pine Pinus wallichiana, Himalayan Birch Betula utilis, and Maple Acer spp. This is a male feeding on a fruit of Wallich's Geranium Geranium wallichianum. Same individual as in other photograph.

For more details: Sharma, P., & Singh, S., 2016. Notes on fledglings of Spectacled Finch Callacanthis burtoni. Indian BIRDS 11 (1): 1316. - PS

Taxonomic Notes :Species endemic to the Indian Subcontinent (India, Nepal & Pakistan).
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