475. Carpodacus roseus

475. The Rose-Finch
Carpodacus roseus (Pall.), Reis. Russ. Reichs, iii. p. 699 (1776) ; (Naum.) iv. p. 418, Taf. 113, fig. 3 ; (Gould), B. of E. iii. pl. 207 ; id. B. of Asia, v. pl. 33 ; (Tacz.) F. O. Sib. O. p. 656 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xii. p. 407 ; Bianchi and Berezovski, Ptitz. Kan-su, etc. p. 136.
Male ad. (E. Siberia). Forehead and fore-crown silvery white tinged with rose ; rest of crown and nape pale rosy red ; back rose-red striped with blackish brown ; lower back and rump rose-red ; wings and tail dark brown washed with red and margined with rosy white or pale rose ; median and greater coverts tipped with rosy white ; forming a double alar bar ; cheeks, throat, and sides of the neck rosy red closely spotted with silvery white ; rest of under parts deep rosy red, the middle of the abdomen nearly white ; bill brown, the lower mandible greyish ; legs reddish grey ; iris chestnut. Culmen 0.45, wing 3.55, tail 2.7, tarsus 0.75 inch. The female has the upper parts greyish brown tinged with rose and striped with dark brown, the under parts brownish white tinged with rose and streaked with dark brown, rump rosy red less streaked than the back ; wings and tail as in the male but less washed with rose.
Hab. Siberia from the Yenesei to the Pacific coast and Saghalien ; in winter visiting Mongolia, Japan, and China.
It frequents the outskirts of the forests and bushes situated in the. middle of fields, and in autumn is met with in the woods, where it feeds on conifer seeds. In winter it is common in Corea. Czekanowski took the eggs of this bird not far north of Irkutsk, but I do not find any description of either the nest or eggs.

A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
475. Carpodacus roseus
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
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Common name: 
Rose Finch
Pallas's Rosefinch
Carpodacus roseus
Vol. 1

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