GENUS, Carpodacus, Kaup.
Bill distinctly turned and compressed at the tip ; commissure sinuated, or with a notch near its base ; wings, with the first three primaries, sub-equal and longest ; tail distinctly furcate ; feet robust; claws well curved.
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
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