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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Fringillidae
Subfamily: Carduelinae
Genus: Rhodopechys
Cabanis, 1851

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Rhodopechys is a genus of finches containing the following two species:[1]

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Eurasian Crimson-winged Finch (Rhodopechys sanguineus) (8079442510).jpg Rhodopechys sanguineus Asian crimson-winged finch Turkey to NE Pakistan.
Crimson-winged-Finch.jpg Rhodopechys alienus African crimson-winged finch Morocco and Algeria.

The desert finch, Carduelis obsoleta (formerly Rhodopechys obsoleta), has turned out to belong to the (sub)genus Chloris in the genus Carduelis as indicated by DNA sequences, song and eyestripe pattern; it is closely related to the greenfinches (Zamora et al., 2006). See the species account for details.


  1. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David (eds.). "Finches, euphonias". World Bird List Version 5.2. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 5 June 2015.

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