Rhodopechys sanguineus

This taxon is Not Recognised as a species by BirdLife International.

Taxonomic note
Rhodopechys sanguineus (Sibley and Monroe 1990, 1993) has been split into R. sanguineus and R. alienus following Kirwan et al. (2006) and Tobias et al. (2010), who split the form aliena on the basis of longer bill and tarsus (score 1) and shorter tail (score 2); face less red, none before supercilium, no pink tips to rump, less pink in wing (score 2), male with more restricted black on cap (1), chin and throat grey-white plus breast-band spotted (1), and several other differences which cannot be scored.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Rhodopechys sanguineus. Downloaded from on 05/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 05/12/2016.