773. Chrysomitris tibetana

773. Chrysomitris tibetana.

The Sikhim Siskin.

Chrysomitris thibetana. Hume, Ibis, 1872, p. 107; Brooks, Ibis, 1872, p. 469; Hume, S. F. vii, p. 416; id. Cat. no. 750 bis ; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. xii, p. 226, pl. iii.

Coloration. Male. Upper plumage olive-green, the back and scapulars streaked with blackish ; an indistinct patch on the nape, a broad supercilium, a streak under the eye and ear-coverts joining the supercilium behind the ear-coverts, the chin, throat, breast, abdomen, and under tail-coverts deep dull yellow, the sides of the body greener and more or less streaked with brown ; ear-coverts and a broad moustachial streak olive-green; tail dark brown, margined with olive-yellow ; lesser and median wing-coverts olive-green ; larger coverts dark brown, tipped and edged with olive-green ; quills dark brown, margined on the outer web with olive-green.

Female. Not very dissimilar to the male, but with the whole upper plumage and most of the lower streaked with brown, the lower plumage being also very pale yellow; wing, tail, and marks on side of the head as in male.

Bill and legs (in dry state) dusky flesh-colour.

Length about 4.2 ; tail 1.6; wing 2.7 ; tarsus .5; bill from gape .4.

Distribution. The interior of Sikhim, at high elevations, bordering on Tibet*.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.2 1890.
Title in Book: 
773. Chrysomitris tibetana
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
773
Year: 
1890
Page No: 
246
Common name: 
Sikhim Siskin
M_ID: 
31058
M_CN: 
Tibetan Serin
M_SN: 
Spinus thibetana
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
1066

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