469. Carpodacus stoliczkAe

469. STOLICZKA’S ROSE FINCH.
CARPODACUS STOLICZKAE.
Carpodacus Stoliczka (Hume), Str. Feath. 1874, p. 523 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xii. p, 403 ; id. 2nd Yarkand Miss. p. 43, pl. vi. Bianchi and Berezovski, Ptitz. Kan-su, &c. p. 134.
Male ad. Forehead, lores, region round the eye, and chin deep rose red ; fore-crown and supercilium silvery rose ; hind-crown, nape, and upper parts generally pale sandy or ashy brown, unstriped, the rump pale rose ; wings and tail ashy brown, with narrow external margins ; throat pale rose, with a silvery tinge ; rest of the under parts dull white, the breast washed with pale rose. Culmen 0.4, wing 3.7, tail 2.95, tarsus 0.75 inch. The female differs in lacking all trace of red in the plumage, the general colouration being sandy brown, paler on the rump and under parts. This species approaches nearest to C. sinaiticus, but has the upper parts paler and unstriped, the under parts much whiter, and tinged with rose only on the throat and breast.
Hab. Yarkand to North-west Kan-su and the Amdos plateau.
I find no particulars of the habits or nidification of this species.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
469. Carpodacus stoliczkAe
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
469
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
320
Common name: 
Stoliczka’s Rose Finch
M_ID: 
30706
M_CN: 
Sinai Rosefinch
M_SN: 
Carpodacus synoicus
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10862

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