Genus CALLACANTHIS

Callacanthis Reichenb., Syst. Av., tab. lxxviii, fig. 12 (1850). Type, Callacanthis burtoni Gould.

The genus Callacanthis has affinities both with the Rose-Finches and Goldfinches. The bill is shaped like that of Carduelis but is much stouter and both wide and deep at the base : the wings and tail are white-spotted somewhat as in those of the Goldfinch and the male has some scarlet on the face; on the other hand, the whole lower surface is washed with red-crimson. The wings are very long and the sexes are not alike.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.3 1926.
Title in Book: 
Genus CALLACANTHIS
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1926
Page No: 
152
M_ID: 
30633
M_SN: 
Callacanthis
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
3882

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