422. Pycnorhamphus carneipes

422. WHITE-WINGED GROSBEAK.
PYCNORHAMPHUS CARNEIPES.
Pycnorhamphus carneipes (Hodgson), As. Research, v. p. 276, xix. p. 151 (1836) ; (Gould), B. of As. v. pl. 21 ; Sharpe, Cat B. Br. Mus. xii. p. 47 ; Oates, F. Brit. Ind. Birds, ii. p. 200 ; (Dresser), ix. p. 179, pl. 671 ; P. speculigerus Brandt. Bull. Acad. St. Petersb. ix. p. 11 (1842).
Male ad. (Transcaspia). Head, neck, breast, upper abdomen, mantle, wings, and tail deep black ; rump and rest of under parts greenish yellow ; a white patch on the wing ; inner secondaries and inner larger coverts with the ends greenish yellow ; upper mandible brownish, the lower whitish horn ; legs pale fleshy brown ; iris hair-brown. Culmen 0.7, wing 4.8, tail 4.0. tarsus 1.1 inch. The female is duller and greyer, the black being replaced by ashy brown, the cheeks, throat, and breast striated with dull white.
Hab. Transcaspia, Afghanistan, Turkestan, Mongolia, and the Himalayas east to Szechuen, and is resident.
It inhabits the mountains, usually above 8,000 feet but sometimes as low as 5,000 feet, and frequents the conifer groves and juniper thickets, and feeds on seeds and berries, especially those of the juniper. Its flight is strong and noisy but not sustained, and its call-note which is usually uttered when the bird is on the wing, resembles the syllables tyouderic uttered jerkily ; when wounded or captured it utters loud, harsh, cries. Nothing is as yet known respecting its nidification.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
422. Pycnorhamphus carneipes
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
422
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
288
Common name: 
White Winged Grosbeak
M_ID: 
30552
M_CN: 
White-winged Grosbeak
M_SN: 
Mycerobas carnipes
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
11115

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