423. Pycnorhamphus affinis

423. ALLIED GROSBEAK.
PYCNORHAMPHUS AFFINIS.
Pycnorhamphus affinis (Blyth), J. A. S. Beng. xxiv. p. 179 (1855) ; (Gould), B. of As. v. pl. 23 ; (David and Oust.), Ois. Chine, p. 345 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xii. p. 46 ; Oates, F. Brit. Ind. Birds, ii. p. 199.
Male ad. (Sikhim). Head, neck, wings, back, and tail, and upper tail- coverts glossy black, the middle of the back marked with yellow ; rest of the plumage deep rich yellow, often orange-yellow ; bill homy blue ; legs fleshy yellow. Culmen 0.85, wing 4.95, tail 3.75, tarsus 1.0 inch. The female has the head and upper neck slate-grey, the back and broad margins to the secondaries olive-green ; wings and tail black ; rump lower neck and under parts apple-green.
Hah. High elevations in the mountains of Nepal and Sikhim, Tibet, and Western China.
I find nothing on record respecting the habits or nidification of this species, which is closely allied to P. icteroides, which inhabits the western Himalayas, differing in having the thighs yellow instead of black, and the back marked with yellow.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
423. Pycnorhamphus affinis
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
423
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
288
Common name: 
Allied Grosbeak
M_ID: 
30550
M_CN: 
Collared Grosbeak
M_SN: 
Mycerobas affinis
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
9957

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