(1048) Pyrrhula nipalensis victoriae.
The Mount Victoria Bullfinch.
Pyrrhula victories Rippon, Bull. B. O. C, xvi, p. 47 (1906) (Mt. Victoria, Chin Hills).
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. Similar to the Brown Bullfinch but distinctly greyer above with less of the chocolate tinge. These specimens are singularly close to those obtained in Sikkim.
Colours of soft parts as in the preceding form.
Measurements. Wing 82 to 85 mm.; tail 68 to 70 mm.
Distribution. At present known only from Mt. Victoria and adjoining hills.
Nidification and Habits. Nothing recorded.
Rippon obtained his specimens at about 7,000 feet on the 26th and 31st March.