444. Leucosticte brandti

444. Brandt’s Ground-Linnet.
LEUCOSTICTE BRANDTI.
Leucosticte brandti,, Bp. Consp., i. p. 337 (1850) ; (Sharpe), Cat. B. Br. Mus. xii. p. 269 ; (Oates), F. Brit. Ind. Birds, ii. p. 248 ; Monti¬fringilla hoematopygia, Gould, P.Z.S. 1851, p. 113 ; id. B. of As. v. pl. 3.
Male ad. (Sikhim). Upper parts sooty ashy brown, with darker streaks ; crown sooty blackish brown ; rump and upper tail-coverts ashy brown, with terminal rosy margins ; wings and tail blackish brown, with hoary whitish margins, the coverts with broader margins ; lores, base of the bill, and feathers round the eye blackish ; under parts ashy grey, the lower abdomen white ; bill and legs black ; iris brown. Culmen 0.5, wing, 4.4, tail 2.95, tarsus 0.8 inch. Female similar, but the. rose tint on the rump is duller. The young bird is duller and darker, more streaked above, and lacks the rosy tinge on the rump.
Hab. Turkestan ; the Himalayas from Gilgit to Sikhim ; Tibet. Frequents the mountains in summer at elevations of 12,000 to 19,000 feet, descending lower in winter. I find nothing on record respecting its habits, and its nest and eggs are unknown.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
444. Leucosticte brandti
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
444
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
303
Common name: 
Brandt’s Ground Linnet
M_ID: 
30645
M_CN: 
Brandt's Mountain Finch
M_SN: 
Leucosticte brandti
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10080

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