Sentence Examples


  • This is the case of the bullfinch of the more western of these islands (Pyrrhula murina), the male of which, instead of the ruddy breast of its well-known congener (P. vulgaris), has that part of a sober mouse-colour.
  • Of the Bullfinches the best known is the familiar bird (Pyrrhula 1 About 200 species of these have been described, and perhaps 150 may really exist.
  • Teydea of the Canary Islands, which from its dark colouring and large size forms a kind of parallel to the Azorean Pyrrhula murina.