Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax subsp. himalayanus (Gould, 1862) sec. Corvids of the World

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Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax subsp. himalayanus (Gould, 1862) sec. Corvids of the World

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Distribution

Asia-Temperate China (China South-Central nativeA,1), Asia-Tropical Indian Subcontinent (Assam (Assam nativeA, Manipur nativeA, Meghalaya nativeA, Nagaland nativeA), Bangladesh (Bangladesh nativeA,2), East Himalaya nativeA,B,3, India (Bihar nativeA, Chandigarh nativeA, Delhi nativeA, Haryana nativeA, Jharkhand nativeA, Punjab nativeA, Uttar Pradesh nativeA, West Bengal nativeA,B,4), Nepal (Nepal nativeA,B), West Himalaya (Himachal Pradesh nativeA, Uttaranchal nativeA))
1. N China South-Central, 2. N Bangladesh, 3. Jerdon (1863): Found in the Himalayas near the snows., 4. N West Bengal

Description

Black, finely glossed with purple and green; wings and tail back. Bill and feet coral red.

Length 15,5 inches; wing 12,75; tail 6,75; tarsus 2,25; bill at fron 2,25.

Differs from the European subspecies in its larger size and longer bill.B

Behaviour

Often seen in flocks.B

Voice

Rough and harsh call.B

Bibliography

A. 2003: The Howard and Moore complete checklist of the birds of the world. 3rd Edition: 504-515
B. Jerdon, T.C. 1863: The Birds of India : being a natural history of all the birds known to inhabit continental India, with descriptions of the species, genera, families, tribes, and orders, and a brief notice of such families as are not found in India, making it a manual of ornithology specially adapted for India. v. 2, pt. 1: 319 [1228]