a brownish-gray and red cardinal (Cardinalis sinuatus) having a crest and large, parrotlike bill, found in the SW U.S. and N Mexico
Origin of pyrrhuloxiaModern Latin ; from Pyrrhula (; from Classical Greek pyrrhoulas, a red-colored bird ; from pyrrhos, flame-colored ; from pyr, fire) + Loxia, the crossbill genus ; from Classical Greek loxos, crosswise + -ia
A large crested songbird (Cardinalis sinuatus) of Mexico and the southwest United States, having gray and red plumage and a short thick bill.
Origin of pyrrhuloxiaNew Latin Pyrrh&umacron;loxia, name of the former genus in which the songbird was classified : Pyrrh&umacron;la, bullfinch genus (from Greek purroulas, red-colored bird, from purros, red, from p&umacron;r, fire; see pyre) + Loxia, crossbill genus (from Greek loxos, oblique).
- Cardinalis sinuatus, a North American bird with grey and red plumage
From former genus name, from Pyrrhula (“genus of bullfinches") +"Ž -oxia