Genus FRINGILLAUDA

The genus Fringillauda resembles Montifringilla, but the bill is more slender and the tail is forked, the middle feathers being considerably shorter than the outer. There is moreover no white in the wings and tail except on the margins.

The birds of this genus, like those of the last, are found at considerable altitudes and feed on the ground in flocks.

Key to the Species.

a. Wing nearly 4 ; no rose-colour on rump or wing-coverts.
a1. Axillaries yellow……………………F. nemoricola, p. 247.
b1. Axillaries pale ashy……………………F. sordida, p. 248.
A. Wing nearly 5; rump and wing-coverts suffused with rose-colour……………………F. brandti, p. 248.

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: 
Genus FRINGILLAUDA
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1890
Page No: 
247
M_ID: 
30641
M_SN: 
Leucosticte
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
1084

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