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
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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. ..."