Genus PROCARDUELIS

Procarduelis, Hodgs, in Gray's Zool. Misc. p. 84 (1844). Type, P. nipalensis Hodgs.

The genus Procarduelis contains certain species which are Rose-Finches in plumage but differ remarkably from those birds in-having the bill straight, slender and pointed, very much as in Carduelis, The sexes differ in plumage and the females are unstreaked.

Key to Species.

A. Lower plumage red.
a. Forehead and supercilium different in colour and contrasting with the crown. …………P.nipalensis, p. 146
b .Forehead, supercilium and crown practically concolorous…………P. rubescens, p. 147.
B. Lower plumage brown with no trace of red.
c. Upper plumage all brown …………P. nipalensis, p. 146,
d. Rump and upper tail-coverts suffused with red…………P. rubescens, p. 148.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.3 1926.
Title in Book: 
Genus PROCARDUELIS
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1926
Page No: 
145
M_ID: 
30637
M_SN: 
Procarduelis
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
3869

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