453. Fringilla moreleti

453. SUBSP. FRINGILLA MORELETI.
Fringilla moreleti, Puch. Rev. and Mag. de Zool. 1859, p. 412, pl. 16 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xii. p. 176.
Tintilhao in the Azores.
Male ad. (Azores). Upper parts pale slate-blue, the crown darker ; a tolerably broad blackish slate frontal band ; back, rump, and upper tail coverts apple-green, otherwise not differing from F. tintillon. Culmen 0.65, wing 3.3, tail 2.82, tarsus 0.85 inch. The female is undistinguishable from that of F. tintillon.
Hab. Azores.
In habits it does not differ from its near allies, and I do not find any information as to whether there is any difference in its note or song. Its nest is built of moss, lined with wool, and is not so neatly made as that of F. coelebs. The eggs 4 to 5 in number closely resemble the ordinary type of those of F. coelebs but are, if anything, a trifle paler.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
453. Fringilla moreleti
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
453
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
308
M_ID: 
30539
M_SN: 
Fringilla coelebs moreletti
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
10934

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