Pretty In Pink An Underappreciated Bird That Looks More Like A Flying Ball Of Cotton Candy – Meet The Pink-browed Rosefinch! 

A bird that almost appears to be a bright raspberry pink ball of cotton candy.

At certain times of the year, it can look somewhat like a flying ball of cotton candy.

Meet the Pink-Browed Rosefinch

The pink-browed rosefinch (Carpodacus rodochroa), is a finch in the family Fringillidae. A bird that almost appears to be a bright raspberry pink has a deep pink belly and maroon crown, along with a “browed” facial pattern and faint streaking on the back.

The female of the species is brown with streaked underparts with white eyebrows and lightly streaked pale cheeks and throat.

This bird is found in Bhutan, China, India, Laos, Myanmarm Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand and Vietnam.

It prefers to live in boreal forests, subtropical and tropical high-altitude shrubland.

Here it likes to feed on seeds, berries, and grasses, as well as small herbs.

During the breeding season, a compact nest is built by the female about 2 meters above the ground in bush cover. It is made out of strips of birch-bark, animal hair, and moss.

Due to its large range, this bird is not thought to be under any immediate threat.