(1046) Pyrrhula erythaca altera.
Pyrrhula altera Rippon, Bull. B.O.C., xix, p. 19 (1906) (West Yunnan).
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. Differs from the preceding race in being darker above and in having the red breast of the male deeper and richer in tint. The female is also darker above and darker, more brown, below.
Colours of soft parts. " Iris dark brown ; bill black; legs and feet light brown " (Forrest).
Measurements as in Beavan's Bullfinch.
Distribution. Yunnan. Bullfinches of this species seen by Mr. J. P. Cook and by Col. H. H. Harington in the Shan States will assuredly prove to have been this race.
Nidification and Habits. Nothing recorded.