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The range of Tibetan Rosefinch Carpodacus roborowskii defines this Secondary Area. It has been recorded at a small number of localities in the northern part of the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau in central Qinghai province of China (see map, p. 430), in barren rocky areas and alpine grassland at 4,300-5,200 m (Dathe and Neufeldt 1978, Cheng Tso-hsin 1987). It was classified as Data Deficient because there had been no recent published records, but sightings since 1993 (Otani 1995, Thorpe and Allen 1996, J. Hornskov in litt. 1996) suggest that it is unlikely to be threatened. There are no protected areas within its known range (IUCN 1992d).
Important Bird Areas (IBAs)
Threat and conservation
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