(1077) Procarduelis nipalensis intensicolor.
The Yunnan Bake: Rose-Finch.
Procarduelis nipalensis intensicolor Stuart Baker, Bull. B. O. C., xlv, p. 92 (1925) (Yunnan).
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. - Adult male. Similar to the Nepal Dark Rose-Finch but much deeper in colour everywhere, especially below, where the deep crimson-brown of the breast runs into the throat and extends over nearly the whole of the lower parts.
Colours of soft parts. " Iris dark brown; bill grey-brown or horn-brown, lighter below ; legs and feet grey-brown" (Forrest).
Measurements. Wing 91 to 96 mm.
Female differs from the female of the Nepal bird in being darker everywhere and more smoky, less ochraceous.
Distribution. Yunnan and Shan States.
Nidification. Not known.
Habits. Forrest obtained this Finch in Summer between 12,000 and 13,000 feet on the Lichiang Range in pine forests. Cook obtained a specimen in the Shan States at about 8,000 feet in Winter.