Finches (Fringillidae)

Spot-winged Rosefinch (Carpodacus rodopeplus) - HBW 15, p. 592

French: Roselin à ailes tachetées German: Fleckengimpel Spanish: Camachuelo Alimoteado
Other common names: Spotted Rosefinch; Sharpe's Rosefinch (verreauxii)

Taxonomy: Fringilla rodopepla Vigors, 1831, Simla-Almora district, north-west India.
Name sometimes spelt, erroneously, as "rhodopeplus". Has been suggested that race verreauxii might represent a separate species, on basis of size, bill size, plumage and vocalizations; further research, including analysis of mitochondrial DNA, required before such treatment considered justified. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • rodopeplus ( Vigors, 1831) - Himalayas of N India (W Uttarakhand), Nepal and SW China (S Xizang).
  • verreauxii ( David & Oustalet, 1877) - S China (NE Yunnan and SW Sichuan) and NE Myanmar.

  •      No sound recordings available yet