Definition of Genus hesperiphona
1. Noun. Evening grosbeak.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Fringillidae, Fringillidae
Member holonyms: Evening Grosbeak, Hesperiphona Vespertina
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Hesperiphona
Literary usage of Genus hesperiphona
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Natural History of Secession by Thomas Shepard Goodwin (1865)
"The genus hesperiphona has the bill enormously large. The Evening Grosbeak, H. vespertina, Bonap., of Western North America, is seven and three tenths ..."
2. Natural History: A Manual of Zoology for Schools, Colleges, and the General by Sanborn Tenney (1872)
"... pointed, a half to a third longer than the forked or emarginate tail; and the tarsi short. The genus hesperiphona has the bill enormously large. ..."
3. Ornithology by Geological Survey of California, James Graham Cooper (1870)
"They have the same gregarious habits, and nearly the same call-notes, as the yellow-bird, but not so much song. genus hesperiphona ..."
4. The Birds of Maine: With Key to and Description of the Various Species Known by Ora Willis Knight (1908)
"Bill with mandibles crossed. White-winged Crossbill. (adult male). b°. Bill not crossed. Pine Grosbeak, (adult male). Genus HESPERIPHONA Bonaparte. 514. ..."