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Snowfinch (Montifringilla nivalis)

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Snowfinch (Montifringilla nivalis) - Snowfinch
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Stylised bird with black-and-white wings and tail, brownish back, grey head and black legs. Its conical bill is black in the breeding season and yellowish the rest of the year.
Similar species
Snow Bunting, but this bird only visits the territory as a vagrant.
All year round.
Seeing the species
Complicated because its low density means that a great deal of time and long walks are required in search of it. Not so much in autumn and winter, when it comes nearer to mountain roads and car parks.
Where to watch it
Belagua, Irati-Abodi.

Recommended observation points: Belagua, Irati-Abodi.

Times of the year present: todo el año.

Observation: complicada porque su baja densidad exige dedicar tiempo y largas caminatas a su búsqueda, sobre todo en primavera-verano. No tanto en otoño e invierno, que se acerca a carreteras y aparcamientos de montaña.

Nature: residente.

Description: pájaro de alas y cola blanquinegros, espalda parda, cabeza gris y patas negras. El pico cónico, negro en época reproductora, amarillento el resto del año.

Similar species: Escribano nival, pero éste es accidental en el territorio.

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