417. Ligurinus sinicus

417. CHINESE GREENFINCH.
LIGURINUS SINICUS.
Ligurinus sinicus (Linn.), Syst. Nat. i. p. 321, (1766) ; (David and Oust.) Ois. Chine, p. 338 ; (Sharpe), Cat. B. Br. Mus. xii. p. 26 ; (Tacz.) F. O. Sib. O. p. 629 ; (Seebohm), B. Jap. Emp. p. 127.
Kawarahiwa, Jap.
Male ad. (Japan). Differs from L. chloris in having the crown ashy grey with an olive tinge darker on the forehead, the upper parts chocolate- brown washed with olive-yellow, the yellow wing-patch much larger, most of the secondaries with the outer web ashy white, golden yellow at the base and all the quills tipped with greyish white ; breast and sides pale chocolate-brown washed with ashy grey ; middle of abdomen and under tail-coverts bright yellow ; beak reddish white ; legs deep red-dish grey ; iris chestnut. Culmen 0.45, wing 3.0, tail 1.67, tarsus 0.66 inch. The female is much duller und browner in colour.
Hab. The Amoor and and Ussuri countries and the island of Askold in eastern Siberia ; Mongolia, China, Corea, and Japan. In habits it appears to assimilate closely with L. chloris, but its song is said to be inferior to that of that species. It places its nest on trees, usually conifers, and deposits in May or June 3 to 5 eggs. A specimen was obtained near Copenhagen in in 1893, but was probably an escaped cage bird.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
417. Ligurinus sinicus
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
417
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
284
Common name: 
Chinese Greenfinch
M_ID: 
30834
M_CN: 
Grey-capped Greenfinch
M_SN: 
Chloris sinica
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10139

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