Finch African Crimson-winged (Rhodopechys alienus) male – Morocco

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Finch African Crimson-winged (Rhodopechys alienus) male  – Morocco

The Eurasian Crimson-winged Finch (Rhodopechys sanguineus) is now called African Crimson-winged Finch (Rhodopechys alienus) (MP)

We were at the top of a valley looking down at at a flock of various birds at about 80+ metres.  Identification and photography was extremely challenging of these small birds.  Most pictures taken are for the record but unfortunately are not diagnostic.

Oukaimeden was a strange place.  In the 1950s they created a ski resort but due to lack of snow the area is now a scrapyard of rusting ski lifts in the Atlas Mountains.  We made this special trip just to see the relatively rare Eurasian Crimson-winged Finch but only had decent glimpses through spotting scopes.

  • Species:African Crimson-winged Finch (Rhodopechys alienus)
  • Bird Type:Male
  • FamilyFinches (Fringillidae)
  • Date Taken20221006
  • Location:Oukaimeden
  • Area:High Atlas Mountains
  • Country:Morocco
  • Region:EMENA
Photo File Ref: BOE39005b Finch African Crimson-winged (f) 3 Oukaimeden, High Atlas, Morocco Oct22 PH850_3922
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