Genus PYRRHOSPIZA

Pyrrhospiza Hodgs., J. A. S. B., xiii, p. 953 (1844). Type, Pyrrhospiza punicea Hodgs.
This genus approaches the true Rose-Finches yet a step nearer; the females have no green in their plumage beyond a trace on the rump. The males, however, have the abdomen brown-streaked and different to the breast in colour. The bill is like that of Propyrrhula but rather longer and more slender. The wings are, comparatively, a little shorter.

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 PYRRHOSPIZA
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1926
Page No: 
120
M_ID: 
30672
M_SN: 
Carpodacus
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
3832

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