489. Pyrrhula griseiventris

489. ORIENTAL BULLFINCH.
PYRRHULA GRISEIVENTRIS.
Pyrrhula griseiventris, Lafr. Rev. Zool. 1841, p. 240 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br Mus. xii. p. 449 ; P. rosacea, Tacz. F. O. Sib. O. p. 681 (nec. Seeb.), P. orientalis (partim), Temm, and Schlegel, Faun. Jap. Aves, pl. 53 (1850).
Male ad. (Japan). Differs from P. europoea in having only the sides of the head and the upper throat red, pinker, and not so brick-red in tinge, the rest of the under parts being dull ashy grey, and it lacks the red on the innermost secondary. Culmen 0.4, wing 3.25, tail 2.6, tarsus 0.68 inch. The female resembles that of P. europoea.
Hab. Eastern Siberia, the lower Amoor. Manchuria, Corea. N. China, and Japan.
In habits it does not differ from our European Bullfinch. It breeds in Siberia, but its nest and eggs appear to be as yet unknown.
P. kurilensis, Sharpe, op cit.. xii. p. 450, pl. xi. (1888), has the upper parts not quite so clear grey in tinge of colour, and the under parts a trifle paler and duller than in P. griseiventris, and appears to me not to be worthy of even subspecific rank. It inhabits the Kurile islands.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
489. Pyrrhula griseiventris
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
489
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
335
Common name: 
Oriental Bullfinch
M_ID: 
30618
M_SN: 
Pyrrhula pyrrhula griseiventris
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
10592

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