406. Procarduelis nepalensis

406. Nepal Rose Finch.
PROCARDUELIS NEPALENSIS.
Procarduelis nipalensis, (Hodgson), As. Research. xix. p. 157 (1836) ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xii. p. 182 ; Oates, F. Brit. Ind. Birds, ii. p. 223 ; Bianchi and Berezovski, Ptitz. Gan-su. p. 133.
Ka-biya, Lepch.
Male ad. (Sikhim). Forehead and fore-crown deep rosy red ; upper parts, wings, tail, and breast blackish brown tinged with red, the breast-feathers with rosy vinaceous margins ; supercilium, chin, throat, and abdomen rosy red ; flanks dark brown tinged with red ; under tail-coverts dark brown margined with pale pink ; bill dusky, paler below ; legs fleshy brown ; iris dark brown. Culmen 0.5, wing 3.55, tail 2.6, tarsus 0.85 inch. The female has the upper parts, wings, and tail brown, the feathers more or less margined with ochraceous, the under parts, sides of. head and neck ochraceous brown.
Hab. Himalayas from Kashmir to Bhutan at elevations of from 6,000 to 10,000 feet, according to season ; South-west Kan-su.
It is said to be usually found in small flocks and is not shy. Nothing appears to be on record respecting its nidification. Procarduelis rubescens, Blanf., is also said to occur in S.W. Kan-su.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
406. Procarduelis nepalensis
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
406
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
276
Common name: 
Nepal Rose Finch
M_ID: 
30638
M_CN: 
Dark-breasted Rosefinch
M_SN: 
Procarduelis nipalensis
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10576

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