445. Leucosticte arctoa

445. Siberian Ground-Linnet.
LEUCOSTICTE ARCTOA.
Leucosticte arctoa, (Pall.) Zoogr. Ross. As. ii, p. 11 (1811) ; (Gould), B. of As. v. pl. 2 ; Ridgway, p. 394 ; (Sharpe), Cat. B. Br. Mus. xii. p. 272 ; Tacz. F. O. Sib. O. p. 649 ; Fringilla gebleri, Brandt, Bull. Soc. Acad. St. Petersb, x. p. 251 (1842).
Male ad. (E. Siberia). Upper parts dull chocolate brown with paler margins ; wings blackish brown with broad, external, silvery white margins and blackish shafts ; tail and upper tail-coverts hoary white, with blackish shafts, the former dark grey at the tip ; an indistinct light band from the eye covering the nape and hind-neck ; under parts chocolate-brown, with faint reddish margins ; under tail-coverts hoary white ; bill and legs blackish brown ; iris dark brown. Culmen 0.47, wing 4.15, tail 2.85, tarsus 0.8 inch. Sexes alike.
Hab. Eastern Siberia ; accidental on Aleutian Islands (?).
Inhabits the mountains where it is resident and not numerous. In summer it is found above the forest zone, usually on the south side of the mountains. Its nest and eggs are unknown, but the latter are probably white like those of its congeners.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
445. Leucosticte arctoa
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
445
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
303
Common name: 
Siberian Ground Linnet
M_ID: 
30655
M_CN: 
Asian Rosy Finch
M_SN: 
Leucosticte arctoa
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10800

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