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Brambling Fringilla montifringilla   - Male in partial breeding plumage
Brambling
Photographer : © Abhinav Chaudhary
Location :Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India
Date : 28 January 2012
English synonyms:
Bird Family :Fringillini - Chaffinches & Brambling
Bird Group :PASSERIFORMES
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :Recent sighting on 10 January 2015.

Bramblings were recorded from 22 January 2012 to 18 February 2012 with a maximum of about 50 birds on 29 January. This is the largest flock of Brambling ever recorded in India. They were feeding on terraced fields.

It was also recorded around Dharamsala at least on twelve occasions during 1997–2001 by Jan Willem den Besten.

The areas around Dharamsala are this species’ stronghold in India. - AC