473. Carpodacus rhodochlamys

473. Brandt’s Rose-Finch.
CARPODACUS RHODOCHLAMYS.
Carpodacus rhodochlamys (Brandt), Bull. Sci. Acad. Imp. St. Petersb. 1843, p. 27 ; Bp. and Schlegel, Monogr. Lox. p. 22, pl. 35 Severtz. Turk. Jevot, p. 64 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xii. p. 406 ; Propasser rhodometopus, Biddulph, Ibis, 1881, p. 156, pl. vi.
Male ad. (Turkestan). Forehead and a broad supercilium silvery white, washed with rose ; crown and upper parts generally rosy brown with darker stripes, the rump rosy red, unstriped ; wings and tail dark brown with broad internal rosy whitish external margins to the wing-feathers, and narrow ones on the tail ; sides of head, chin, and throat, silvery rose, the feathers pointed ; lores and a band through the eye rosy brown ; rest of the under parts rosy rod, the under tail-coverts paler and striped with brown ; bill greyish brown, whitish below ; legs brownish flesh colour ; iris
light brown. Culmen 0.5, wing 3.65, tail 3.05, tarsus 0.95 inch. The female has no red in the plumage but is ashy brown above, ashy white below, clearly streaked with blackish brown ; wings and tail brown with paler margins ; supercilium indistinct, pale buff mottled with brown.
Hab. The Altai, Alatau, and Tian-shan ranges ; Turkestan south to the Iskander-kul and Zamin, east to the spurs of the mountains of Kashgar.
Respecting the habits of this bird there is very little on record, and I find no description of its nidification.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
473. Carpodacus rhodochlamys
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
473
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
323
Common name: 
Brandt’s Rose Finch
M_ID: 
30690
M_CN: 
Red-mantled Rosefinch
M_SN: 
Carpodacus rhodochlamys
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10082

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