Crimson-winged Finch

This species lives on rocky mountainsides, often at high elevation. It can be found in barren landscapes with little vegetation, and sometimes nests in rock crevices. It feeds on seeds, and during the winter descends in flocks to agricultural fields to find food. The female lays and incubates 4 or 5 blue, lightly speckled eggs.

The Crimson-winged Finch is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Crimson-winged Finch (Rhodopechys sanguinea), is a pale-colored thickset finch with a heavy, dull yellowish bill. The nominate subspecies is found from Turkey to NE Pakistan. Another subspecies, alienus, is found in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, and may represent a separate species. It has an average length of 13 cm. and a wingspan of ca. 32 cm. It is light brown overall, with a whitish mid-belly, a black cap and a pinkish pattern on the wings and tail. More

Crimson-winged Finch - Morocco in Spring by Roselin à ailes roses (Rhodopechys sanguineus, Crimson-winged Finch) Crimson-winged Finches at Martin Reid's Web Site - Morocco Copyright 2004-2005 Finchworld, Inc. More

again for the Crimson-winged Finches we'll wind our way out of the mountains, stopping for White-throated Dipper along the way, before once again turning uphill and heading through the Atlas at the Tizi-n-Tichka pass. On route we'll check a couple of breeding sites for Tristram’s Warbler, one of the hardest of the ‘Maghreb’ endemics to catch up with. It shares its specific habitat with ‘Atlas’ Common Crossbills and we should also see Booted Eagles, some of which may be seen giving their spectacular display flight. More

In: Crimson-winged Finch Ca: Pinsà rosat sanguini Da: Karmoisinfinke De: Rotflügelgimpel Es: Camachuelo ensangrentado Fi: ruususiipitulkku Fr: Roselin à ailes roses It: Trombettiere alicremisi Nl: Rode Woestijnvink No: Rosenvingefink Pt: Asa-carmim Sv: Bergsökenfink US: Crimson-winged Finch Ru: Краснокрылый чечевичник Bird News Extra subscribers should log in to view an enhanced species page. More

Crimson-winged Finch Rhodopechys sanguineus sanguineus - Adult male in breeding plumage Crimson-winged Finch Photographer : More

Crimson-winged Finch, Morocco, Oukameiden May 2010 © Chris Lansdell Oenanthe Birding Adventures Crimson-winged Finch - Crimson-winged Finch ssp aliena, Morocco, Oukaimeden February 18th, 2006 © Daniele Occhiato See the whole moroccan gallery: Crimson-winged Finch ssp aliena - Crimson-winged Finch, Israel , Mt Hermon 160608 © lior kislev More

Crimson-winged Finch (Rhodopechys sanguinea) is a vagrant bird in India. More

Crimson-winged Finch 13 viewsTaken at Oukamaden, Morocco on 07/03/09 Crimson-winged_Finch_9099.jpg Crimson-winged Finch 10 viewsTaken at Oukamaden, Morocco on 07/03/09 Crimson-winged_Finch_9119. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Fringillidae
Genus : Rhodopechys
Species : sanguineus
Authority : (Gould, 1838)