497. Loxia rubrifasciata

497. Subsp. Loxia rubrifasciata.
Loxia rubrifasciata, Brehm in litt. Bp. and Schlegel, Monogr. Lox. p. 5 (1850) ; Dresser, ix. p. 208, pl. 679 ; L. bifasciata (nec. Br.) ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xii. p. 442.
Male ad. (Resembles L. curvirostra, but is a trifle brighter red in colour ; median and larger wing-coverts tipped with rosy white, forming two dis┬Čtinct bars across the wing ; the two innermost secondaries tipped with rosy white. Culmen 0.82, wing 3.7, tail 2.25, tarsus 0.72 inch ; height of bill at base 0.45, width 0.4. The female resembles that of L. curvirostra, but has two somewhat indistinct greyish bands across the wing.
Hab. Eastern Europe (Western Russia, Eastern Germany and Sweden). But little is known of this form which may be a variety of L. curvirostra, but it appears to be a fairly good subspecies.
In habits it resembles that species, but its call-note is said to be quite distinguishable from that of L. curvirostra. Its nest and eggs are as yet unknown, but will probably not differ from those of L. curvirostra.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
497. Loxia rubrifasciata
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
497
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
341
M_ID: 
31013
M_SN: 
Loxia leucoptera bifasciata
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10946

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