Genus RHODOSPIZA

Rhodospiza Sharpe, Cat. B. M., xii, p. 282 (1888). Type, Rhodospiza obsoleta Licht.

The genus Rhodospiza contains a Desert-Finch differing from the two preceding genera in its much larger bill, rather shorter wing and decidedly more forked tail. The pink colour, so characteristic of these Finches, is confined to the wings and the sexes are practically 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 RHODOSPIZA
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1926
Page No: 
143
M_ID: 
30847
M_SN: 
Rhodospiza
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
3865

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