Genus HAEMAT0SPIZA

The genus Haematospiza is closely allied to Loxia, the male being red and the female green, but the bill is of a normal shape and very stout and strong. The wing is of considerable length, reaching beyond the middle of the tail. A curious feature of this species is the white colour of the bases to the feathers of the head and neck; these white bases show up when the feathers are disarranged and are hardly ever completely hidden.

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 HAEMAT0SPIZA
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1890
Page No: 
209
M_ID: 
30672
M_SN: 
Carpodacus
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
1031

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