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Pale Rosefinch Carpodacus stoliczkae   - Pair
Pale Rosefinch
Photographer : © Khushboo & Rahul Sharma
Location :Turtuk, Leh District, Ladakh, India
Date : 5 July 2018
English synonyms:Sinai Rosefinch
Bird Family :Carduelinae - Finches, Siskins, Serins, Redpolls, Crossbills & Grosbeaks
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :First record for the Indian Subcontinent.
Sharma, R., & Sharma, K., (2018) Pale Rosefinch Carpodacus stoliczkae in Turtuk, Jammu & Kashmir: An addition to the birds of the Indian Subcontinent. Indian BIRDS 14 (4): 109–111.
Taxonomic Notes :Formerly considered conspecific with Sinai Rosefinch Carpodacus synoicus but now separated following
Tietze, D. T., Päckert, M., Martens, J., Lehmann, H. & Sun, Y.-H. (2013) Complete phylogeny and historical biogeography of true rosefinches (Aves: Carpodacus). Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 169: 215-234.
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