Long-tailed Rosefinch of Japan

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I have a number of species left unposted from the time in Japan.

Long-tailed Rosefinchs (Carpodacus sibiricus sanguinolentus) are delightful to watch and love feeding on the seeds of the Dandelion (Taraxacum). According to Clement (1993) C.s. sanguinolentus is slightly shorter-tailed and darker (both sexes) than the nominate subspecies. Also in worn plumage the male head becomes white or pale pinkish-white (initially brownish).

Reference:

Peter Clement, Alan Harris, John Davis. Finches and Sparrows: An identification Guide. Princeton University Press. 1993

Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr) – Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Location: East Hokkaidō, Japan

Date: 5-7th June 2019

Equipment: Nikon D500 SLR with Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD, handheld with Rode VideoMic Pro Plus Shotgun Microphone

 

 

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