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Asian Rosy Finch Leucosticte arctoa brunneonucha   - Non-breeding male
Asian Rosy Finch
Photographer : © Aurélien Audevard
Location :Notsuke Peninsula, Hokkaido, Japan
Date : 8 February 2010
English synonyms:Rosy Finch, Arctic Rosy Finch, Arctic Rosy-Finch, Asian Rosefinch, Asian Rosy-Finch, Grey-crowned Rosy-finch, Japanese Rosy-Finch, Rosy Mountain Finch, Siberian Finch
Bird Family :Carduelini - Finches, siskins, serins, redpolls, crossbills, grosbeaks & allies
Bird Group :PASSERIFORMES
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :The Asian Rosy Finch is one of the rare passerines which winters on the island of Hokkaido surviving temperatures of -20°C. It is found along the coast feeding in areas of short grass, often between the boats and fishermen's cabins. - AA