By Francesco Veronesi from Italy (White-winged Snowfinch - Lessinia_S4E3611) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

White-winged Snowfinch Montifringilla nivalis


Category E

Native Range

Europe and Asia. Several geographically isolated subspecies from the Pyrenees and Alps eastwards to the mountains of south Xinjiang in SW China.

British Occurence

An adult at an uncharacteristic lowland site in Suffolk from June 1969 to June 1972 was at a time when the species was being sold on the continent.(BOURC 37th Report)

Where to see White-winged Snowfinch in captivity

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