Genus CARPODACUS

Carpodacus Kaup, Naturl. Syst., p. 161 (1829). Type, Carpodacus erythrinus Pall.

The genus Carpodacus is now often incorporated with Propasser but the differences in the two genera are constant and, as each genus contains a considerable number of species, it seems convenient and therefore wise to maintain them both.

Carpodacus differs from Propasser in having a longer and more pointed wing, the secondaries tailing short of the tip of the wing by a distance greater than the length of the tarsus, and in having no supercilium.

Key to Species.

A. Wing under 90 mm C erythrinus, p. 134.
B. Wing over 100 mm.
a. Generally speaking much darker; ear-coverts and sides of the head crimson…….C. rubicilla, p. 138.
b. Much paler in general tint; ear-coverts and sides of head bright pink…..C. severtzovi, p. 139.

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: 
Genus CARPODACUS
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1926
Page No: 
134
M_ID: 
30672
M_SN: 
Carpodacus
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
3853

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