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Sillem's Mountain Finch Leucosticte sillemi   - Female
Sillem's Mountain Finch
Photographer : © Yann Muzika
Location :~5000m, Yeniugou Valley, western Qinghai, China
Date : 10 June 2012
English synonyms:Sillem's Mountain-Finch, Sillem's Rosy Finch, Tawny-headed Mountain-Finch
Bird Family :Carduelinae - Finches, Siskins, Serins, Redpolls, Crossbills & Grosbeaks
Red Data Status :Data Deficient
Remarks :Presumed female of Sillem's Mountain Finch.

See http://orientalbirdimages.org/leucosticte-sillemi.html

Taxonomic Notes :
***News of rediscovery***

Previously only known from two specimens - an adult male and a juvenile male. Described as a new species in Roselaar, C.S., (1992) Leucosticte sillemi nov. spec., a new species of mountain finch from western Tibet. Bull. Brit. Orn. Club 112: 225-231.

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