Definition of pyrrhuloxia
- The pyrrhuloxia is shaped like a cardinal but the male is gray with red accents on face, breast, crest, wings and tail. His bill is heavier and pale. The female is all gray.
- —Phyllis Yochem, Corpus Christi (Texas) Caller-Times, 12 Feb. 2005
- … many of the park's long-term campers maintain seed and citrus feeders for hummingbirds, thrashers, northern cardinals and the less-common pyrrhuloxias, the beautiful wine and gray desert cardinals.
- —Jim Burns, Arizona Republic (Phoenix), 18 Dec. 2008