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Brandt's Mountain Finch Leucosticte brandti haematopygia   - Adult in breeding plumage
Brandt's Mountain Finch
Photographer : © Maitreyee Das
Location :Gurudongmar (5210m), North Sikkim, Sikkim, India
Date : 21 May 2015
English synonyms:Black-headed Mountain Finch, Black-headed Mountain-Finch, Brandt's Mountain-Finch, Brandt's Rosefinch, Brandt's Rosy Finch, Brandt's Rosy-Finch, Pearl Finch, Rosy-rumped Mountain-Finch
Bird Family :Carduelini - Finches, siskins, serins, redpolls, crossbills, grosbeaks & allies
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :Brandt's Mountain Finches, in full breeding colour, were devouring left-over biscuits. It might be a 'Good Day' for them, but we were sceptical about its long term effect on their food habits and health. - MD
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