468. Carpodacus rubicilloides

468. SUBSP. CARPODACUS RUBICILLOIDES.
Carpodacus rubicilloides, Prjev. Mongol i Strana Tangut ii. p. 90, Tab. xii. (1876) ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xii. p. 402 ; Bianchi and Berez. Plitz. Kan-su, &c. p. 135.
Male ad. (Kan-su). Resembles C. rubicilla, but is smaller, the upper parts are much more boldly striped, and the silvery white markings are much narrower and less tinged with rose ; bill dark horn above, yellowish below ; legs dark horn ; iris brown. Culmen, 0.45, wing 4.04, tail 3.5, tarsus 0.9 inch. The female has the upper parts brownish grey, striped with blackish brown, paler on the rump ; wings and tail dark brown, with paler external margins ; under parts yellowish white, narrowly striped with blackish brown.
Hab. Mountains of Kan-su, the plateau of Amdos, probably also the mountains of Tibet.
It inhabits open and bush-covered localities high up in the mountains, and is tolerably wary. Its flight is high and undulating, and its note resembles the whistle of Pyrrhula major. There is nothing on record respecting its nidification.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
468. Carpodacus rubicilloides
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
468
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
320
M_ID: 
30681
M_CN: 
Streaked Rosefinch
M_SN: 
Carpodacus rubicilloides
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10939

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