408. Chrysomitris spinoides

408. HIMALAYAN SISKIN.
CHRYSOMITRIS SPINOIDES.
Chyrsomitris spinoides (Vigors), P.Z.S. 1831, p. 44 ; (Gould), Cent. Him. B. pl. 33, fig. 2 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xii. p. 201 ; (Oates) F. Brit, Ind. Birds, ii. p. 231.
Male ad. (Himalayas). Crown, nape, and back deep chocolate ; rump yellow ; quills blackish, the secondaries with greyish margins ; primaries with the base of outer web yellow forming a large speculum ; larger wing- coverts deep chocolate tipped with yellow ; median coverts yellow, lesser ones deep chocolate ; middle tail-feathers blackish, the outer ones yel┬Člowish on outer web, white on the inner, broadly tipped with black ; ear-coverts and a long streak from the base of the lower mandible deep chocolate ; supercilium, lores, throat, and a band nearly meeting on the nape, together with the entire under parts bright yellow ; bill fleshy, dusky at tip ; legs brownish fleshy ; iris brown. Culmen 0.4, wing 3.2, tail 1.10, tarsus 0.65 inch. The female is much duller, has less yellow in the plumage, and the dark upper parts are tinged with green.
Hab. Himalayas from Kashmir to Sikhim ; Manipur ; east to Szechuen. Inhabits the mountains up to about 9,000 feet. It breeds in July or August, its nest being placed on the branch of a tree, and constructed of line grass, hair, and moss, and its 3 eggs are pale green speckled with black, and measure about 0.69 by 0.52.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
408. Chrysomitris spinoides
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
408
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
277
Common name: 
Himalayan Siskin
M_ID: 
30840
M_CN: 
Yellow-breasted Greenfinch
M_SN: 
Chloris spinoides
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
10355

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