Pyrrhula rhodochlamys Brandt, Bull. Sci. Acad. Imp. St. Petersb. p. 27(1813).
Type-locality : Altai.
Differs from P. rhodochlamys grandis in having the feathers across the whole of the forehead glistening rosy-pink, whereas the Indian bird has the centre of the forehead concolorous with the crown. It is also rather smaller ; wing 86 to 91 mm.