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.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
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
CatNo: 
759
Year: 
1890
Page No: 
230
Common name: 
Spotted Winged Rose Finch
M_ID: 
30702
M_CN: 
Spot-winged Rosefinch
M_SN: 
Carpodacus rodopeplus
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
1043

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