Rockfinch, Pale


Name: Rockfinch, Pale

Scientific name: Carpospiza brachydactyla

Type: Finches and Sparrows

Color: Brown,Cream,Grey

Habitat: Desert,Fields

Size: 14cm

Conservation status:

Passage Migrant


Unstreaked grey-brown with a broad white streak where secondaries meet the tertials. It has a long primary projection, short dark tail with a white tip( seen in flight), strong pale bill, translucent looking brownish orange legs, sandy white underparts, 2 whitish wing-bars and a prominent dark eye in a pale face. In flight the long wings give a lark-like appearance. Often gregarious outside the breeding season.

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