490. Pyrrhula rosacea

490. SUBSP. PYRRHULA ROSACEA.
Pyrrhula rosacea, Seebohm, Ibis. 1882, p. 371 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xii. p. 451 ; P. orientalis (partim), Temm, and Schlegel, Faun. Jap. Aves, p. 53 ; Gould, B. of Asia, v. pl. 35.
Male ad. (Japan). Differs from P. griseiventris in having the under parts pale rosy red, sometimes with a grey tinge, and the upper parts slightly tinged with rosy Ted, and slightly duller in tinge of colour than in P. griseiventris. Culmen 0.4, wing 3.25, tail 2.55, tarsus 0.7 inch. The female is undistinguishable from that of P. griseiventris.
Hab. Eastern Siberia and Japan.
This bird is considered by some ornithologists to be merely an advanced stage of P. griseiventris, but after an examination of a considerable series of specimens, I agree with Dr. Sharpe that it should be treated as a valid subspecies. In habits it does not differ from P. griseiventris.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
490. Pyrrhula rosacea
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
490
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
336
M_ID: 
30619
M_SN: 
Pyrrhula pyrrhula rosacea
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
10944

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