A Deep Pink Throat, And Eyebrows, Blends Seamlessly With His Raspberry Pink Body, Creating A Graceful Flying Cotton Candy Of A Bird -Meet The Pink-browed Rosefinch!

25/05/2023 |

Described as a flying “fluffy ball of cotton candy,” this graceful, bright raspberry pink bird is about as cute as a little bird can get.

Meet the Pink-browed Rosefinch

The pink-browed rosefinch (Carpodacus rodochroa), is a finch in the family Fringillidae. The male is a bright raspberry pink with a deep pink belly and maroon crown, along with a “browed” facial pattern and faint streaking on the back.

The female of the species is brown with streaked underparts, white eyebrows, and lightly streaked pale cheeks and throat.

The Pink-browed rosefinch ranges across the northern regions of the Indian subcontinent, mainly in the Himalayas, and is migratory.

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They are found in countries like Bhutan, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

This species prefers to live in boreal forests and subtropical and tropical high-altitude shrubland. Here it likes to feed on seeds, berries, and grasses, as well as small herbs.

During the breeding season, a compact nest is built by the female about 2 meters above the ground in bush cover. It is made out of strips of birch-bark, animal hair, and moss.

Due to its large range, this bird is not thought to be under any immediate threat.