440. Montifringilla blanfordi

440. BLANFORD’S SNOW-FINCH.
MONTIFRINGILLA BLANFORDI.
Montifringilla blanfordi, Hume, Str. Feath. iv. p. 487 (1876) ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xii. p. 264, pl. iv. ; Oates, F. Brit. Ind. Birds, ii. p. 215.
Male ad. (Sikhim). Resembles M. ruficollis but has the, upper parts uniform in colour, unstriped, no white on the median and lesser wing-coverts ; tail ashy brown at the base, blackish brown towards the end with a sub¬terminal white band, but the middle feathers are brown, with fulvous margins ; forehead, a large patch covering the cheeks and ear-coverts, and broad, short supercilium white ; chin and one central and two lateral frontal stripes deep black ; bill and legs black ; iris brown. Culmen 0.45, wing 3.75, tail 2.3, tarsus 0.71 inch.
Hab. Darjeeling, Sikhim, and Tibet.
It is said to inhabit high altitudes, from 15,000 to 16,000 feet, but I find no account of its habits or nidification.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
440. Montifringilla blanfordi
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
440
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
301
Common name: 
Blanford’s Snow Finch
M_ID: 
29470
M_CN: 
Blanford's Snowfinch
M_SN: 
Pyrgilauda blanfordi
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10059

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