Genus PYRRHULA

Pyrrhula Brisson, Orn., iii, p. 308 (1760). Type, Pyrrhula europaea Vieill.

The genus Pyrrhula contains the Bullfinches, represented within our limits by four species. They are characterized by the short and very swollen bill, the white rump and deep black wings and tail; the latter is either slightly or deeply forked. The sexes differ considerably in colour.

Key to Species.

A. Middle pair of tail-feathers nearly as long as the outermost……P. aurantiaca, p. 109.
B. Middle pair of tail-feathers fully half an inch shorter than the outermost.
a. Feathers round the base of the bill velvety-black.
a1 Crown greenish yellow to vermilion…………P. erythrocephala, p. 110.
b1. Crown ashy-grey……………………….P. erythaca, p. 111.
b. Feathers round the base of the bill brown………….P. nipalensis, p. 112.

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: 
Genus PYRRHULA
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1926
Page No: 
108
M_ID: 
30593
M_SN: 
Pyrrhula
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
3816

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