1041(a). Perissospiza carnipes speeuligera

(1041 a) perissospiza carnipes speculigera Brandt.
THE TURKESTAN WHITE-RINGED GROSBEAK.
Perissospiza carnipes, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. iii, p. 104 (part.).
Perissospiza carnipes speculigera Brandt, Bull. Sci, Acad. St. Petersb. vol. ix, p, 11, 1842 : Turkestan.
The range of this race extends from North Persia to Afghanistan, and Turkestan to Dharmsala.
Whitehead found this race breeding on the North-West Frontier (Ibis, 1909, p. 227), He writes:—“Not nearly so common as the last species, P. icterioides, but much bolder and less of a forest bird, keeping more to the Juniper-scrub between 8,000 and 12,000 feet. Frequently to be seen perched in some prominent position, uttering its familiar notes wil-ye-go-ame or croak-et-et. I found a nest containing two hard-set eggs on the 7th July. It was beautifully made of twigs and bents, well lined with fresh strips of Juniper-bark. The eggs were of the Hawfinch type, of a French-white colour, with strong reddish-brown markings, and averaged 1.18" x .72" (=about 30.0 x 18.3 mm.).
Ward obtained several specimens from Pyas, Kistwar, in July and August, so they must have been breeding there.

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 3. 1934.
Title in Book: 
1041(a). Perissospiza carnipes speeuligera
Spp Author: 
Brandt.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1934
Page No: 
36
Common name: 
Turkestan White Winged Grosbeak
M_ID: 
30553
M_SN: 
Mycerobas carnipes speculigerus
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
14138

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