Cassin finch

Cas·​sin finch | \ ˈkasᵊn-, -sin- \

Definition of Cassin finch

: a large finch (Carpodacus cassinii) of the Rocky mountain region the male being rosy red with dusky-brown shoulders, wings, and tail and the female drab and sparrowlike

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History and Etymology for Cassin finch

after John Cassin †1869 American ornithologist

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“Cassin finch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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