Genus COCCOTHRAUSTES

Coccothraustes Brisson, Orn., iii, p. 218 (1760). Type, Coccothraustes coccothraustes Linn.

The genus Coccothraustes contains the Hawfinches, with a single species, geographical races of which extend practically throughout Europe and North and Central Asia.

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 nostril is partly concealed by hairy feathers ; the tail is short and square ; the wing is pointed and the innermost primaries and outer secondaries have sinuous, square tips ; the tarsus is short and strong.

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 COCCOTHRAUSTES
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1926
Page No: 
99
M_ID: 
30566
M_SN: 
Coccothraustes
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
3805

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