493. Pyrrhula erithacus

493. Beavan’s Bullfinch.
PYRRHULA ERITHACUS.
Pyrrhula erithacus, Blyth, Ibis. 1862, p. 389 ; id. Ibis. 1863, p. 441, pl. x ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xii. p. 455 ; Gould, B. of Asia, v. pl. 39 ; Oates, F. Brit. Ind. Birds, ii. p. 206 ; David and Oust. Ois. Chine, p. 349.
Male ad. (Sikhim). Space ut base of bill black, margined with greyish white ; crown, nape, and upper parts dark ashy grey, the sides of head and throat paler ; a broad black, and then a white band across the rump ; quills black, lesser and median coverts ashy grey, with dark centres, the larger coverts black, with terminal portion ashy grey ; tail and upper tail-coverts glossy black ; breast, upper abdomen, and sides orange-red, rest of under parts greyish white ; bill black ; legs dull flesh colour ; iris dark brown. Culmen 0.4, wing 3.27, tail 2.8, tarsus 0.7 inch. The female has the under parts, excepting the white abdomen, chocolate, the back darker.
Hab. Sikhim, Kan-su, Western China.
I find nothing on record respecting its habits or nidification, The following species of Bullfinch, though not recorded from the Palaearctic area, may not improbably occur there, viz. : Pyrrhula nipalensis, Hodgson (inhabiting the Himalayas from Garhwal to Sikhim, and Fohkien in China), P. aurantiaca, Gould (the Hazara country and Kashmir, extending into the adjoining native territory), and P. erythroeephala, Vigors (Southern Kashmir and Chamba, along the Himalayas to Bhutan).

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
493. Pyrrhula erithacus
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
493
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
337
Common name: 
Beavan’s Bullfinch
M_ID: 
30602
M_CN: 
Grey-headed Bullfinch
M_SN: 
Pyrrhula erythaca
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
10008

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