(1056) Propasser thura blythi
The Kashmir White-browed Rose-Finch.
Propasser blythi Biddulph, Ibis, 1882, p. 283 (Gilgit). Propasser thura. Blanf. & Oates, ii, p. 213 (part).
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. - Male. Differs from the preceding race in being much paler above, a duller brown with finer streakings ; below the rosy colour is much duller with a distinct purplish tinge.
Colours of soft parts as in the preceding bird.
Measurements. Wing 84 to 85 mm.; tail 73 to 75 mm.; tarsus 23 to 24 mm.; culmen about 11 to 12 mm.
Female similar to that of the Nepal White-browed Rose-Finch but paler; below there is much less rufous.
Distribution. Afghan and Baluchistan frontier, Gilgit and North Kashmir.
Habits. Those of the genus as tar as is recorded.