Genus ACANTHIS

The genus Acanthis contains the Linnets, of which two species are found on the Himalayas. One of them is little more than a race of the common English Linnet, but it varies in certain constant particulars which I think entitle it to separation from the European form. The Linnets are brown, but the males have portions of the plumage suffused with red. The bill is short, straight and pointed. The sexes do not differ very much from each other except with regard to the rosy parts of the plumage.

Key to the Species.

a. Throat streaked……………………A. fringillirostris, p. 228.
b. Throat unstreaked……………………A. brevirostris, p. 229.

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 ACANTHIS
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1890
Page No: 
227
M_ID: 
30957
M_SN: 
Linaria
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
1058

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