Genus COCCOTHRAUSTES

The genus Coccothraustes contains the Hawfinches, of which two species are known, one inhabiting a considerable portion of Europe and Asia, and the other the north-west portion of the Punjab and probably Afghanistan.

In Coccothraustes the bill is conical, with the culmen nearly straight and the cutting-edge of the upper mandible curved, but not toothed near the gape; the nostrils partially concealed by hairs ; tail short and almost square ; wing sharp, the primaries, commencing from the fifth, with sinuated or square tips; tarsus short.

The nestling in this genus is highly spotted and also suffused with yellow.

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 COCCOTHRAUSTES
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1890
Page No: 
196
M_ID: 
30566
M_SN: 
Coccothraustes
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
1013

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