Southern Xinjiang mountains

Country/Territory China (mainland)
Area 0 km2
Altitude 0 - 0m
Priority -
Habitat loss -
Knowledge -

General characteristics

This Secondary Area has been identified owing to Sillem's Mountain-finch Leucosticte sillemi, a recently described species (thus not listed by Sibley and Monroe 1990, 1993) known from just two specimens collected in 1929 at c.5,125 m on the barren plateau between the upper Kara Kash and the upper Yarkand rivers in southern Xinjiang autonomous region (in an area under Chinese administration but claimed by India; see map, p. 412) (Roselaar 1992, 1994). It is classified as Data Deficient because its current status, habitat requirements and range are unknown.

Restricted-range species

Species IUCN Category
Sillem's Rosefinch (Carpodacus sillemi) DD

Important Bird Areas (IBAs)
IBA Code Site Name Country
CN130 Aksayqin Hu and alpine grassland China (mainland)

Threat and conservation

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Endemic Bird Areas factsheet: Southern Xinjiang mountains. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/09/2022.