454. Fringilla palmAe

454. SUBSP. FRINGILLA PALMAE.
Fringilla palmoe, Tristram, Ann. and Mag. Nat. Hist. ser. 6, iii. p. 489 (1889) ; Meade Waldo, Ibis. 1890, pl. iii. ; Dresser, ix. p. 188, pl. 674 ; Fringilla coerulescens, Koenig, J. f. O. 1889, p 183, Tab. vii.
Male ad. (Palma). Differs from F. tintillon in having the upper parts uniform plumbeous or slate-blue, there being no green on the back or rump, and the abdomen is pure white, not ochreous buff. Cul¬men 0.65, wing 3.55, tail 8.15, tarsus 0.95 inch. The female resembles that of F. tintillon, but has the upper parts somewhat duller and paler, and the abdomen is pure white, not buffy white.
Hab. The island of Palma, one of the Canary group.
It inhabits the laurel-groves as well as the pine- and chestnut-woods, and is said to differ both in its call-note and song from the Canarian bird, the former resembling the syllables chiri-chiri, chiri-chiri. In its habits and nidification it does not otherwise differ from F. tintillon, and its eggs are undistinguishable from pale varieties of those of that species.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
454. Fringilla palmAe
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
454
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
309
M_ID: 
30543
M_SN: 
Fringilla coelebs palmae
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
10935

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