Rosefinches are commonly found in Eurasia and Americas. They are over 20 species of them with their colorful plumage
The Rosefinch is a spectacular looking little bird. It's best known for its red and pink plumage. It comes from the passerine birds in the finch family Fringillida. There are two genera — Carpodacus and Haemorhous. The former is commonly found in Europe and Asia, while the latter is found in the North American continent. There are three species of birds found in the Haemorhous genus namely the Cassin's finch found in western North America, New Mexico, Arizona, and southern California; the House finch can be spotted from Oaxaca, Mexico to southern Canada and the third variety is the Purple finch, native to Canada and the northeastern US.
The genus Carpodacus contains 27 species. These sparrow-sized birds are about 15 cm (6 inches) long. Like peacocks, it's the males that have these varied hues of red and pink on them. According to Britannica, males are red on the head, breast, and rump. Females are said to have streaked brown heads. In addition, "some have a single, or solid, coloration. Others have speckles, mottling, or patches of other colors. The different colorations that you can find on these birds include black, white, yellow, brown, red, gray, blue, and more," as per this website.
The Carpodacus rosefinches occur throughout Eurasia, but the greatest diversity is found in the Sino-Himalayas lead one to believe that the species originated in this region. As for their diet, many feed mostly on seeds and grains, but other species are omnivores and feed on insects, invertebrates, and plants. Their melody said to be a three-note, is also sweet and pleasing to the ears.
Now, that we know a bit about these birds, let's take a look at some of these gorgeous pictures.
BIRD #9,621— everybird reruns (@_everybird_) October 22, 2019
(Carpodacus rubescens) pic.twitter.com/X2AmRb5N4c
BIRD #6,920— everybird reruns (@_everybird_) June 12, 2018
(Carpodacus thura) pic.twitter.com/dYtD9xcOFQ
Rosefinch bird ... singing pic.twitter.com/0lfaQKIjCz— عمر العدواني - omar al adwani (@OMA_R_80) April 21, 2020
My beautiful cousin! ---> Rosefinch bird in the snow 🐦❄️ pic.twitter.com/HaTjv8lRVI— The Hummingbird 🐦 (@SaysHummingbird) January 29, 2019
Red sky at night; shepherds delight,— Taiwan Birds - helping a bit. (@TaiwanBirding) October 20, 2018
Red bird in the bins; it’s time for a cuppa.
Taiwan Rosefinch. pic.twitter.com/v3cLXoguwp
Chinese White-browed Rosefinch— AlpineBirding (@AlpinebirdingT) February 24, 2020
Largish robust rosefinch. Male has a pink crown with long pale pink supercilium becoming diagnostically white posteriorly. This photo was shot in Sichuan, China, in May 2019. #birding #BirdsofPray #birdwatching #birdphotography #birds #nature pic.twitter.com/YLfGSkoNQK
If you hear them, they are there. All you gotta do is be patient and focus on your surroundings.— Zahran CR (@ZahranCR) November 22, 2019
Birds don't expose themselves easily when they feel human presence, specially those birds that are found on such high elevations.
Great Rosefinch from Upper Hunza Valley 🇵🇰 pic.twitter.com/HVg49bB4HH
Beautiful Rosefinch!!https://t.co/JZH9gwN08a#Birds #Himalayas #India #IncredibleIndia #photography #TwitterNatureCommunity#Nature #bird_brilliance#your_best_birds #kings_birds #feather_perfection #bb_of_ig#bestbirdshots #Birding #pocket_birds #Nikon pic.twitter.com/OILkkCvSfK— Incredible Birding (@indiansavanna) August 25, 2019
Male vs Female. Who's beautiful?— Zahran CR (@ZahranCR) July 11, 2019
In the world of #birds most of the male species are colorful compared to their female partner.
Great Rosefinch male on the left and female on the right.
Photos from Upper #Hunza valley, #BeautifulPakistan 👇🏻👇🏻 pic.twitter.com/ykx3dWO8EF
Beautiful Rosefinch— AlpineBirding (@AlpinebirdingT) September 29, 2019
Medium-sized (15cm) rosefinch with mottled brown upperparts, pink supercilium, cheeks, breast, and rump. This photo was shot in Sichuan, China, May 2019.#birds #birding #birdwatching #birders #birdingphotography #photography #wildlife #China #Chengdu pic.twitter.com/5SbAfdajbO
One of the birds that impressed me recently in Qinghai was this Przevalski's Pinktail aka Pink-t Bunting & Pink-t Rosefinch, though the species is neither. It's a rather enigmatic & unique endemic to the Tibetan Plateau. @BirdingBeijing @SwarovskiOptik @RareBirdAlertUK pic.twitter.com/IGyQYh3u8A— Mark Andrews (@BeidaiheBirder) November 16, 2017