LC
Himalayan White-browed Rosefinch Carpodacus thura



Taxonomy

Taxonomic note
Carpodacus thura and C. dubius (del Hoyo and Collar 2016) were previously lumped as C. thura following Sibley & Monroe (1990, 1993).

Taxonomic source(s)
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A., Fishpool, L.D.C., Boesman, P. and Kirwan, G.M. 2016. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 2: Passerines. Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.

IUCN Red List criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
- - -

Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2016 Least Concern
Species attributes

Migratory status altitudinal migrant Forest dependency low
Land-mass type Average mass -
Range

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence (breeding/resident) 1,010,000 km2
Severely fragmented? no -
Population
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
Population size unknown - - -
Population trend stable - suspected -
Generation length 4.1 years - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as common or locally common (Clement 1999).

Trend justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Presence Origin Resident Breeding visitor Non-breeding visitor Passage migrant
Afghanistan extant uncertain
Bhutan extant native
China (mainland) extant native
India extant native
Nepal extant native
Pakistan extant native

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Afghanistan Safed Koh
Nepal Sagarmatha National Park
Nepal Langtang National Park
Nepal Makalu Barun National Park
Nepal Kanchenjungha Conservation Area
Nepal Annapurna Conservation Area

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude major resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude major resident
Altitude 2400 - 4600 m Occasional altitudinal limits (min) 1830 m

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Carpodacus thura. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/himalayan-white-browed-rosefinch-carpodacus-thura on 05/03/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org on 05/03/2024.