Genus ERYTHROSPIZA

The genus Erythrospiza contains the palest forms of the Rose-Finches, birds of the desert. In this genus the general colour of the males is brown or grey suffused with pale pink. The bill is short but extremely tumid, the lower mandible being as much curved as the upper. The wings are very long and reach much beyond the middle of the tail. The sexes do not differ much in colour.

Key to the Species.

a. In fresh plumage, upper parts bluish grey; greatest depth of closed bill .4……………………E. githaginea, p. 221.
b. In fresh plumage, upper parts sandy brown; greatest depth of closed bill .3……………………E. mongolica, p. 222.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.2 1890.
Title in Book: 
Genus ERYTHROSPIZA
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1890
Page No: 
221
M_ID: 
30624
M_SN: 
Bucanetes
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
1048

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