White-winged Snowfinch

Montifringilla nivalis - Niverolle alpine

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Passeriformes

  • Family
    :

    Passéridés

  • Genus
    :

    Montifringilla

  • Species
    :

    nivalis

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1766

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 18 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 34 à 38 cm.
  • Weight
    : 30 à 50 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

White-winged Snowfinch (Montifringilla nivalis) is a species of bird in the Passeridae family.

Subspecific information 7 Subspecies

  • Montifringilla nivalis nivalis (s Europe)
  • Montifringilla nivalis leucura (s and e Turkey)
  • Montifringilla nivalis alpicola (the Caucasus and n Iran to Afghanistan)
  • Montifringilla nivalis gaddi (sw Iran)
  • Montifringilla nivalis tianshanica (e Kazakhstan and n Tajikistan)
  • Montifringilla nivalis groumgrzimaili (nw China to c Mongolia)
  • Montifringilla nivalis kwenlunensis (wc China and n Tibet)

Foreign names

  • Niverolle alpine,
  • Gorrión alpino,
  • Pardal-alpino,
  • Schneesperling,
  • Havasipinty,
  • Sneeuwvink,
  • Fringuello alpino comune,
  • Snöfink,
  • Fjellspurv,
  • snehárka vrchovská,
  • pěnkavák sněžný,
  • Snefinke,
  • lumivarpunen,
  • pardal d'ala blanca,
  • Snæspör,
  • śnieżka (zwyczajna),
  • Alpu sniedze,
  • planinski vrabec,
  • Снежный воробей,
  • ユキスズメ,
  • 白斑翅雪雀,
  • 白斑翅雪雀,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) :

Geographic range

Illustration

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