Montifringilla nivalis.

Montifringilla nivalis.

The Snow-Finch. Fringilla nivalis Linn., Syst. Nat., 12th ed., p. 321 (1766). Type-locality: Switzerland.

Differs from our Indian forms in having the head grey instead of brown at all seasons of the year.

Key to Subspecies.

A. Head grey M. n. nivalis.
B. Head and neck brown.
a. Lesser and median wing-coverts all white…………M. n. alpicola, p. 186.
b. Lesser and median wing-coverts all brown or merely tipped with white…………M. n. adamsi, p. 187.

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: 
Montifringilla nivalis.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1926
Page No: 
186
M_ID: 
29449
M_CN: 
White-winged Snowfinch
M_SN: 
Montifringilla nivalis
Volume: 
Vol. 3
id: 
3927

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