787. Fringillauda sordida

787. Fringillauda sordida.

Stoliczka's Mountain-Finch.

Montifringilla nemoricola (Hodgs.), Blyth, Cat. p. 121 (part.) Fringillauda nemoricola, Hodgs., Horsf. & M. Cat. ii, p. 491 (part.) ; Jerd. B. I. ii, p. 414 (part.) ; Hume & Henders. Lah. to Yark. p. 264 ; Brooks, J. A. S. B. xii, pt. ii, p. 84. Fringillauda sordida, Stoliczka, J. A. S. B. xxxvii, pt. ii, p. 63 (1868) ; Hume, S. F. i, p. 41; id. Cat. no. 753 his ; Biddulph, Ibis, 1881, p. 88; Scully, Ibis, 1881, p. 579. Montifringilla sordida (Stol.), Sharpe, Cat. B. M. xii, p. 266.

The Himalayan Lark-Finch, Jerd. (part.)

Coloration. Resembles F. nemoricola, but has the axillaries pale ashy and the tips to the median and greater wing-coverts less distinct and tinged with rufous, not pure white.

Iris cinnabar-red; bill brown, a spot of brownish fleshy at base of forehead between nostrils, and base of lower mandible brownish fleshy; legs, feet, and claws blackish brown (Hume).

Of much the same size as F. nemoricola.

Distribution. The Himalayas from Afghanistan and Gilgit to Kumaun, extending to parts of Central Asia. Common at about 5000 feet in winter about Gilgit, and in summer at 9000 or 10,000 feet.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.2 1890.
Title in Book: 
787. Fringillauda sordida
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
787
Year: 
1890
Page No: 
261
Common name: 
Stoliczkas Mountain Finch
M_ID: 
30643
M_SN: 
Leucosticte nemoricola altaica
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
1086

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