1061. Propasser rhodoehlamys grandis

(1061) Propasser rhodochlamys grandis (Blyth).
THE SIMLA RED-MANTLED ROSE-FINCH.
Propasser rhodochlamys grandis, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed, vol. iii, p. 128.
This Rose-Finch is found over the whole of the Himalayas from the frontiers of Afghanistan and Baluchistan, through Kashmir, to Kuman and Garhwal, and has once occurred in Sikkim.
It undoubtedly breeds in Northern Kashmir, possibly between 13,000 and 16,000 feet elevation, but the only record of its breeding is that of Meinertzhagen (Ibis, 1920, p. 139). He writes, in an article on the Birds of Quetta:—“A fairly common resident in the hills up to 11,000 feet, descending lower in winter.
“A nest with two eggs was found at 9,500 feet on 3. v. and another with four eggs at 11,000 on 10.v. Fully-fledged young being fed by their parents were noted on 7. vi. The nests were in wild briars three and five feet from the ground, were cup-shaped and made of grass and bark, lined with fine fibres and a few hairs. Eggs pale blue, with a few evenly distributed brown spots.”

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 3. 1934.
Title in Book: 
1061. Propasser rhodoehlamys grandis
Spp Author: 
Blyth.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1061
Year: 
1934
Page No: 
48
Common name: 
Simla Red Mantled Rose Finch
M_ID: 
30689
M_CN: 
Blyth's Rosefinch
M_SN: 
Carpodacus grandis
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
14157

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