Definition of Genus Pyrrhuloxia

1. Noun. Large showy finches related to cardinals.

Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Fringillidae, Fringillidae
Member holonyms: Pyrrhuloxia, Pyrrhuloxia Sinuata



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Pyrrhuloxia

genus Pulicaria
genus Pulsatilla
genus Punica
genus Pycnanthemum
genus Pygopus
genus Pygoscelis
genus Pylodictus
genus Pyracantha
genus Pyralis
genus Pyrausta
genus Pyrethrum
genus Pyrocephalus
genus Pyrola
genus Pyrophorus
genus Pyrrhula
genus Pyrrhuloxia (current term)
genus Pyrrosia
genus Pyrularia
genus Pyrus
genus Pythium
genus Python
genus Pyxidanthera
genus Quercus
genus Quiscalus
genus Rachycentron
genus Radiigera
genus Radyera
genus Raffia

Literary usage of Genus Pyrrhuloxia

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1. Key to North American Birds: Containing a Concise Account of Every Species by Elliott Coues (1872)
"Genus PYRRHULOXIA Bonaparte. Texas Cardinal. Conspicuously crested, and otherwise like the common cardinal in form, but the bill extremely short and swollen ..."

2. The Natural History of Secession by Thomas Shepard Goodwin (1865)
"The genus Pyrrhuloxia has the bill very short, broad, and greatly curved. The Texas Cardinal, P. sinuata, Bonap., of the Rio Grande region, is eight and a ..."

3. Natural History: A Manual of Zoölogy for Schools, Colleges, and the General by Sanborn Tenney (1870)
"The genus Pyrrhuloxia has the bill very short, broad, and greatly curved. The Texas Cardinal, P. sinuata, Bonap., of the Rio Grande region, is eight and a ..."

4. Handbook of Birds of the Western United States: Including the Great Plains by Florence Merriam Bailey, Louis Agassiz Fuertes (1902)
"genus Pyrrhuloxia. General Characters. — Head with conspicuous crest ; bill very short, thick, and deep, culmen convex ; wing short, much rounded ..."

5. Evolution of the Colors of North American Land Birds by Charles Augustus Keeler (1893)
"genus Pyrrhuloxia (7) Adult male more conspicuously colored than female; young similar to adult female, but duller. Prevailing colors, vermilion, carmine, ..."

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