HAEMORHOUS

(Fringillidae; Ϯ Purple Finch H. purpureus) Gr. αἱμα haima, αἱματος haimatos  blood; ορρος orrhos  rump (cf. αἱμορρους haimorrhous  flowing with blood; specific name Fringilla haemorrhoa Lichtenstein, 1820 (= syn. Haemorhous mexicanus)); "HÆMORHOUS, Sw.  Bill rather more lengthened than in Pyrrhula: the commissure sinuated. Wings lengthened, pointed. Tail forked. Feet short, robust. Middle toe much longer than the tarsus; inner toe rather shorter than the outer. Claws short, and fully curved; the hinder shorter than its toe.  America.  H. pupureus. Wils. i. 7. f. 4.  frontalis. Bon. Am. Or. i." (Swainson 1837).   
Var. Haemorrhous.   
Synon. Burrica, Erythrospiza.

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Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from www.hbw.com on 23 January 2019).