1079. Procarduelis rubescens saturation

(1079) Procarduelis rubescens saturation

Rothschild's Dark Rose-Finch.

Procarduelis rubescens saturatior Roths., Bull. B. O. C, xliii, p. 12 (1922) (Lichiang Range, Yunnan).

Vernacular names. None recorded.

Description. Both sexes differ from those of Blanford's Rose-Finch in being darker both above and below. In the male this is most noticeable in the crimson colour of the crown; in the female the lower parts are not only much darker but are everywhere a dull smoky grey-brown.

Colours of soft parts. Iris dark brown; legs, feet and bill dark grey-brown (Forrest).
Measurements. Wing 81 to 84 mm.

Distribution. At present only known from Yunnan but is certain to occur in the higher ranges of the Shan States.

Nidification and Habits. Nothing recorded.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.3 1926.
Title in Book: 
1079. Procarduelis rubescens saturation
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1079
Year: 
1926
Page No: 
148
Common name: 
Rothschilds Dark Rose Finch
M_SN: 
Carpodacus rubescens
Volume: 
Vol. 3
id: 
3875

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