1041. Perissospiza carnipes carnipes

(1041) Perissospiza carnipes carnipes (Hodgs.).
Perissospiza carnipes, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. ii, p, 104 (part,).
The typical form is named from Nepal. West it occurs as far as the Garhwal State and East to the hills North of Eastern Assam.
The only account of the breeding of this Finch is given by Whymper (Journ. Bomb. Nat. Hist. Soc. vol. xix, p. 990, 1910). He writes:—“Several pairs of these birds were first observed at about 11,000 feet, and they gradually moved up to 14,000, and there we marked down two nests and got three fresh eggs from each on June 28th. One nest was in a birch about 15 feet up and the other about six feet up in tall bushes of juniper. Both nests were precisely similar and were very curiously made, there being a sort of outer nest of prickly twigs, then twisted grass, and the inner lining being entirely composed of strips of juniper-bark. They were very wary and took a long time building. I first saw the females carrying grass on June 11th.” The following year Whymper obtained another nest in the same place, the Nila Valley, on the 4th July. This was like the other two, and was “built on a small birch at the extreme limit of birch-forest, and I have only seen them nest there.”
Eggs have been taken from the 22ud June to the 4th July. Two or three eggs only are laid.
The eggs are exactly like those of P. i. icterioides except that they have a stronger tinge of pink or carmine, caused for the most part by a greater proportion of the markings having the curious piukish halo round them, looking as if they had run.
Ten eggs average 27.0 x 19.1 mm. : maxima 28.0 x 20.0 mm. ; minima 26.1 x 19.8 and 26.3 x 18.2 mm.

The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 3. 1934.
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1041. Perissospiza carnipes carnipes
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Edward Charles Stuart Baker
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Nepal White Winged Grosbeak
Mycerobas carnipes carnipes
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