478. Carpodacus edwardsi

478. EDWARDS’S ROSE-FINCH.
CARPODACUS EDWARDSI.
Carpodacus edwardsi Verr. Nouv. Arch. Mus. Bull. vi. p. 39 (1870), viii. pl. 3, fig. 4 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xii. p. 418 ; (David and Oust.) Ois. Chine, p. 355, pl. 94 ; (Oates), F. Brit. Ind. Birds, ii. p. 218 ; Bianchi and Berezovski, Ptitz. Kan-su, etc. p. 139 ; Propasser saturatus, Blanf. J.A.S.B. xii. Pt. ii. p. 168, pl. viii. (1872).
Male ad. (Sikhim). Upper parts brown washed with crimson, the back and scapulars streaked with black ; forehead, crown, and nape drill crimson with black streaks ; lores and sides of head dull crimson ; super- cilium, cheeks, chin, and throat rose-pink ; breast dark rose, rest of under parts pink all finely streaked with black ; beak brown above, grey below ; legs greyish red, iris chestnut red. Culmen 0.5, wing 3.25, tail 2.55, tarsus 0.85 inch.
Hab. The Himalayas from Nepal to Bhutan, S.W. Kan-su, and Szechuen.
It is usually found at high elevations, about 10,000 feet, in the mountains. In its habits and note it resembles C. pulcherrimus, but nothing is known respecting its nidification.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
478. Carpodacus edwardsi
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
478
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
326
Common name: 
Edwards’s Rose Finch
M_ID: 
30699
M_CN: 
Dark-rumped Rosefinch
M_SN: 
Carpodacus edwardsii
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10227

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