1056. Propasser thura blythi

(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.

Nidification unknown.

Habits. Those of the genus as tar as is 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: 
1056. Propasser thura blythi
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1056
Year: 
1926
Page No: 
124
Common name: 
Kashmir White Browed Rose Finch
M_ID: 
30723
M_SN: 
Carpodacus thura blythi
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
3839

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