536. Urocynchramus pylzowi

536. ROSE BUNTING.
UROCYNCHRAMUS PYLZOWI.
Urocynchramus pylzowi, Prjevalski, Mongol i Strana Tangut, ii. p. 99, Tab. xv. (1876) ; Gould, B. of As. v. pl. 32 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xii. p. 472.
Male ad. (Mongolia). Crown and upper parts sandy brown striped with black ; quills blackish brown margined with warm buff, the inner secondaries with fulvous brown, wing-coverts fulvous brown with broad reddish margins, the larger with sandy buff tips forming an alar band ; central rectrices blackish brown, margined with dull white, the three or four outer ones rose-crimson tipped with white ; lores, supercilium, cheeks, and under parts rosy red, fading nearly to white on the middle of the abdomen ; tail much graduated ; bill black above, yellowish below, with tip black ; legs black ; iris dark brown. Culmen 0.43, wing 2.75, tail 3.5, tarsus 0.87 inch. The female differs in having the under parts white, faintly tinged with rose on the breast ; the throat, breast, and flanks streaked with black, and the outer tail-feathers are dull rose-white.
Hab. Kan-su and the upper parts of the Tetung river in Mongolia.
Frequents low dense bushes, chiefly those of Potentilla tenuifolia, in plains and valleys near rivers. It breeds in the Alpine regions north of the Tetung in May, but its nest and eggs are as yet unknown.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
536. Urocynchramus pylzowi
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
536
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
372
Common name: 
Rose Bunting
M_ID: 
30522
M_CN: 
Przevalski's Finch
M_SN: 
Urocynchramus pylzowi
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10728

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