488. Pyrrhula kamtschatica

488. SUBSP. PYRRHULA KAMTSCHATICA.
Pyrrhula kamtschatica, Tacz. Bull. Soc. Zool. France, vii. p 395 (1882), id. F. O. Sib. O. p. 680 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus, xii. p. 447.
Male ad. (Kamchatka). Resembles P. major, but has the upper parts clearer and somewhat paler in colour, the band across the wing white instead of grey, the ear-coverts with a silvery tinge, and the inner web of the innermost secondary either very pale red or lacking the red colour altogether. Culmen 0.44, wing 3.71, tail 2.7, tarsus 0.8 inches. The female has the upper parts greyer and less brown in tinge, and the under parts clearer than the female of P. major.
Hab. Kamchatka, and of rare occurrence in Manchuria.
In habits it is said to closely resemble P. major. Its nest and eggs are, so far as I can ascertain, as yet unknown, but doubtless resemble those of that species.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
488. Pyrrhula kamtschatica
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
488
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
335
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10943

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