Genus FRINGILLAUDA

Fringillauda Hodgs. in Gray's Zool. Misc., p. 84 (1844). Type, Fringillauda nemoricola Hodgs.

This genus is now often " lumped" with Leucosticte of Swainson, a genus containing birds of the Rose-Finch type with very stout bills and much red on their plumage. I can not see that they are congeneric.

Fringillauda differs from Montifringilla in having a more slender bill, a forked tail and practically no white on their plumage. The trivial names dividing these genera into Snow-Finches and Mountain-Finches seem to be excellent.

Key to Species.

A. No rose-colour on rump or wing-coverts…………F. nemoricola, p. 191.
B. Rump and wing-coverts suffused with rosy…………F. brandti, p. 193.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.3 1926.
Title in Book: 
Genus FRINGILLAUDA
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1926
Page No: 
190
M_ID: 
30641
M_SN: 
Leucosticte
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
3933

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