Finches (Fringillidae)

Brown Bullfinch (Pyrrhula nipalensis) - HBW 15, p. 607

French: Bouvreuil brun German: Schuppenkopfgimpel Spanish: Camachuelo Pardo

Taxonomy: Pyrrhula nipalensis Hodgson, 1836, central and northern Nepal.
Race ricketti scarcely separable from nominate and perhaps better subsumed within it. Five subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • nipalensis Hodgson, 1836 - Himalayas from Himachal Pradesh E to NE India (to S Assam) and SW China (SE Xizang).
  • ricketti La Touche, 1905 - NE India (Arunachal Pradesh, SE Assam and Nagaland), S & SE China (E Xizang to W Sichuan, and NW Yunnan E to Fujian and Guangdong), N Myanmar and NW Vietnam (W Tonkin).
  • uchidai Nagamichi Kuroda, 1916 - Taiwan.

     See all 5 subspecies
  • nipalensis Hodgson, 1836 - Himalayas from Himachal Pradesh E to NE India (to S Assam) and SW China (SE Xizang).
  • ricketti La Touche, 1905 - NE India (Arunachal Pradesh, SE Assam and Nagaland), S & SE China (E Xizang to W Sichuan, and NW Yunnan E to Fujian and Guangdong), N Myanmar and NW Vietnam (W Tonkin).
  • uchidai Nagamichi Kuroda, 1916 - Taiwan.
  • victoriae Rippon, 1906 - W Myanmar (Chin Hills).
  • waterstradti E. J. O. Hartert, 1902 - mountains of Peninsular Malaysia (Selangor E to Pahang).