1048. Pyrrhula nipalensis victoriae

(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.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.3 1926.
Title in Book: 
1048. Pyrrhula nipalensis victoriae
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1048
Year: 
1926
Page No: 
113
Common name: 
Mount Victoria Bullfinch
M_ID: 
30597
M_SN: 
Pyrrhula nipalensis victoriae
Volume: 
Vol. 3
id: 
3822

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