448. Leucosticte brunneinucha

448. JAPANESE GROUND-LINNET.
LEUCOSTICTE BRUNNEINUCHA.
Leucosticte brunneinucha, (Brandt), Bull. Ac. Sc. St. Petersb. x. p. 252 (1842) ; (Gould) B. of Asia. v. pl. 4 ; David and Oust. Ois. Chine, p. 334, pl. 89 ; (Sharpe), Cat. B. Br. Mus. xii. p. 278 ; Tacz. P. O. Sib. O. p. 653 ; (Seebohm), B. Jap. Emp. p. 128 ; Ridgw. p. 395.
Male ad. (Japan). Upper parts dark brown, with sandy brown margins ; crown dark grey, marked with hoary grey ; occiput, nape, hind-neck, and sides of neck tawny buff, sometimes dull creamy white ; rump and upper tail-coverts washed and, tipped with rosy red ; wings and tail blackish brown, with whitish margins the former washed with rosy red ; under parts blackish brown, margined with greyish white, and washed with rosy red, the chin, throat, and neck dusky greyish brown ; under tail¬-coverts white, with dusky centres and washed with rosy red ; bill and legs blackish ; iris dark brown. Culmen 0.46, wing 4.15, tail 2.85, tarsus 0.8 inch. Sexes alike. In winter the plumage is more sandy coloured, and the bill yellow, with a dark tip.
Hab. Kamchatka, Eastern Siberia, Japan, and Northern China.
Frequents the same localities as L gigliolii, rocky bare places in the mountains, and feeds on small seeds. It breeds in Kamchatka, nesting in the rocks, but I do not find any description of its nest and eggs.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
448. Leucosticte brunneinucha
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
448
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
305
Common name: 
Japanese Ground Linnet
M_ID: 
30660
M_SN: 
Leucosticte arctoa brunneonucha
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10429

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