492. Pyrrhula murina

492. Azorean Bullfinch.
PYRRHULA MURINA.
Pyrrhula murina, Godman, Ibis. 1866, p. 97, pl. 3 ; Dresser, iv. p. 107, pl. 200 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xii. p. 452.
Male ad. (Azores). Resembles the female, of P. europoea, but has a larger and stouter bill, the upper parts are. washed with dull orange-brown, and the rump not white, but coloured like the back : under parts brownish ash, with an orange-brown tinge ; bill, legs, and iris as in P. europoea. Cul¬men 0.5, wing 3.45, tail 3.0, tarsus 0.9 inch. The female is rather smaller, and less tinged with orange-brown, more especially on the under parts, which are greyer and paler than in the male.
Hab. St. Michael, Azores.
It is said to be confined to mountainous portions of the island of St. Michael, where it is tolerably common and very tame. In general habits it resembles P. europoea, but nothing is known respecting its nest and eggs.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
492. Pyrrhula murina
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
492
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
337
Common name: 
Azorean Bullfinch
M_ID: 
30620
M_CN: 
Azores Bullfinch
M_SN: 
Pyrrhula murina
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
9987

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