Genus ERYTHROSPIZA

Erythrospiza Bonap., Faun. Ital., Ucc. pi. 35 (1832-41). Type, Erythrospiza githaginea.

The genus Erythrospiza contains, with the exception of the genus Uragus, the palest forms of Rose-Finches, birds which keep to the desert or to barren hill-sides.

The bill is short, but very tumid, the lower edge of the lower mandible being as much curved as the culmen; the wings are very long, reaching beyond the middle of the tail; the tail is distinctly forked; the sexes differ considerably in colour.

Key to Species.

A. Upper parts more fulvous-grey; bill at base about 11 mm. deep…….E. githaginea, p. 141.
B. Upper parts browner; bill at base about 8 mm. deep …………E. mongolica, p. 142.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.3 1926.
Title in Book: 
Genus ERYTHROSPIZA
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1926
Page No: 
140
M_ID: 
30624
M_SN: 
Bucanetes
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
3861

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