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 Pyrrhūloxia name of the former genus in which the songbird was classified Pyrrhūla bullfinch genus ( from Greek purroulas red-colored bird ) ( from purros red ) ( from pūr 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