Genus PROCARDUELIS

The genus Procarduelis contains certain species which are Rose-Finches in plumage, but differ remarkably from those birds in the shape of the bill, which is slender and pointed, with the culmen straight. The females differ from those of the Rose-Finches in being unstreaked.

Key to the Species.

a. Lower plumage red.
a1. Forehead and supercilium of a different shade of red to the crown……………………P. nepalensis , p. 223.
b1. Forehead and crown of the same red and no supercilium evident……………………P. rubescens , p. 224.
b. Lower plumage without a trace of red.
c1. Upper plumage without a trace of red……………………P. nepalensis , p. 223.
d1. Upper plumage suffused with red……………………P. rubescens , p. 224.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.2 1890.
Title in Book: 
Genus PROCARDUELIS
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1890
Page No: 
223
M_ID: 
30637
M_SN: 
Procarduelis
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
1051

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