1076. Procarduelis nipalensis nipalensis

(1076) Procarduelis nipalensis nipalensis (Blyth).
THE NEPAL DARK ROSE-FINCH.
Procarduelis nipalensis nipalensis, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed, vol. iii, p. 146.
This handsome Rose-Finch is found from Kashmir and Kuman throughout the Outer Himalayas as far East as the mountains North of Sadiya in Eastern Assam.
In 1912 Whymper noticed this bird, evidently breeding, on the Pindari Glacier in Garhwal between 12,000 and 14,000 feet, but failed to find its nest. In August 1913 Tulla Ram, Whymper’s native collector, and a most reliable man, was sent to the same glacier and succeeded in finding one nest with three eggs which he forwarded to Whymper, The nest was said to have been taken in “Ringall Jungle” at about 14,000 feet in the second week of August.
The three eggs are like large and very handsomely marked Swallow’s eggs. The ground is white and they are blotched and spotted with primary markings of rich red-brown and with secondary ones of pinkish-lavender. These are numerous at the larger end, where in one egg they form a ring, becoming more scanty towards the smaller end. In the egg with the ring the blotches are of some size and considerably larger than they are in the other two. In shape the eggs are long pointed ovals. The texture is comparatively coarse and not very close, the surface being quite glossless.
They measure 22.9 x 15.1, 22.2 x 15.3 and 22.3 x 15.3 mm.
The male and female owners of the nest taken by Tulla Ram were both sent to Whymper with the eggs.

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: 
1076. Procarduelis nipalensis nipalensis
Spp Author: 
Blyth.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1076
Year: 
1934
Page No: 
60
Common name: 
Nepal Dark Rose Pinch
M_ID: 
30640
M_SN: 
Procarduelis nipalensis nipalensis
Volume: 
Vol. 3
id: 
14174

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