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.