1056. Propasser thura blythi

(1056) Propasser thura blythi* Biddulph.
THE KASHMIR WHITE-BROWED ROSE-FINCH.
Propasser thura blythi, Fauna B, I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. iii, p. 124.
This race of the White-browed Rose-Finch is found from the Afghan and Baluchistan Frontiers to Gilgit and Northern Kashmir.
It apparently breeds at lower elevations and earlier in the season than its nearest relations. The only notes on its nidification are those of Whitehead and Ward. The latter (Journ. Bomb, Nat, Hist. Soc, vol. xviii, p. 463, 1912) writes:—“Three clutches of eggs, (4), (3), (4), were found on August 6th, 9th and 10th, very high up in the hills where the Sind and the Liddar rivers rise in Kashmir. The nests were in bushes and the creeping juniper plants ; they were composed of soft grasses and seed-pods and were large and saucer-shaped. The eggs are devoid of gloss, greenish blue in colouring, sparingly spotted with black at the thick end. One clutch is very pointed. The eggs average .85 x .60 inches” (=22.2 x 15.2 mm.)
* Ticehurst says that the name of this race should be P. frontalis Blyth (Ibis, 1862, p. 390). Blyth’s bird, however, came from Sikkim, and frontalis is, therefore, a synonym of thura.
Whitehead (Ibis, 1909, p. 228), under the name of Propasser dubius, says that the bird is not "uncommon in the Safed Koh in summer from 8,000 to 11,000 feet. Apparently an early breeder. I came on a family very strong on the wing on the 29th June,”

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 3. 1934.
Title in Book: 
1056. Propasser thura blythi
Spp Author: 
Biddulph.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1056
Year: 
1934
Page No: 
44
Common name: 
Kashmir White Browed Rose Finch
M_ID: 
30723
M_SN: 
Carpodacus thura blythi
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
14151

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