759. Propasser rhodopeplus

759. Propasser rhodopeplus.

The Spotted-winged Rose-Finch.

Fringilla rhodopepla, Vigors, P. Z. S. 1831, p. 23; Gould, Cent. pl. 31, fig. 1. Propasser rhodopeplus (Vig.), Horsf. & M. Cat. ii, p. 458; Jerd. B. I. ii, p. 400; Hume, Cat. no. 739. Carpodacus rhodopeplus (Vig), Blyth, Cat, p. 121; Sharpe, Cat B. M. xii, p. 417.

Gulabi tuti, Nep.

Coloration. Male. Upper plumage dark crimson-brown, the centres of the feathers darker; lower back streaked with rosy; rump-feathers broadly tipped rosy; wings and tail dark brown, every feather margined with crimson-brown; median coverts with a rosy tip; greater coverts and tertiaries with a rosy tip to the outer web only; a very broad supercilium pale shining rosy ; sides of the head and neck crimson-brown ; lower plumage rosy red, the crimson-brown bases of the feathers everywhere visible, the feathers of the throat pointed and tipped with pale shining rosy.

Female. The whole upper plumage olive-brown, tinged with ochraceous and closely streaked with blackish; wing and tail dark brown, the median and greater coverts tipped with ochraceous, the tertiaries with a long oblique patch of ochraceous on the outer web; all the quills and the tail margined with olive-brown; a broad ochraceous-buff supercilium; lores and ear-coverts blackish ; the whole lower plumage ochraceous buff, streaked with dark brown.

Bill horny-brown ; legs pale brown ; iris brown (Jerdon).

Length nearly 7; tail 2.9 ; wing 3.3; tarsus .9; bill from gape .6.

Distribution. The Himalayas from Garhwal to Sikhim.

The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.2 1890.
Title in Book: 
759. Propasser rhodopeplus
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Page No: 
Common name: 
Spotted Winged Rose Finch
Spot-winged Rosefinch
Carpodacus rodopeplus
Vol. 2

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