These songbirds are now only found in a very small area in the West of China. They inhabit forests and scrubland in flocks of up to 40 or in pairs. Their diet consists of seeds and insects. This species is critically endangered with only 250–280 individuals remaining in their natural habitat. 3–5 eggs are incubated for 14 days.
European Endangered species Program
This animal is managed by the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) under the European Endangered species Program.