Definition of Carpodacus
1. Noun. House finches and purple finches.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Fringillidae, Fringillidae
Member holonyms: Carpodacus Mexicanus, House Finch, Linnet, Carpodacus Purpureus, Purple Finch
Lexicographical Neighbors of Carpodacus
Literary usage of Carpodacus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Check-list of North American Birds by American Ornithologists' Union (1910)
"RANGE.— Southern half of Lower California. <l. Carpodacus ... Carpodacus amplus RIDGWAY. Guadalupe House Finch. [520.] Carpodacus amplus RIDGWAY, Bull. ..."
2. A Hand-book to the Birds of Great Britain by Richard Bowdler Sharpe (1896)
"... reddish brown or pink with darker purplish black spots. Axis, 0-6-07 inch; diam., 0-45-0-5. THE RED BULLFINCHES. GENUS Carpodacus. Carpodacus, Kaup. ..."