Genus CALLACANTHIS

The genus Callacanthis contains one species which appears to have considerable affinities for Carduelis. Both sexes are characterized by a large amount of white on the wings and tail; the male is rosy red, and the female brown, but they both preserve the same pattern of colour. The bill is large and thick, but straight and pointed, and the wings are very long.

This Finch probably resembles the Goldfinch in its habits.

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: 
Genus CALLACANTHIS
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1890
Page No: 
226
M_ID: 
30633
M_SN: 
Callacanthis
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
1056

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