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Pheucticus ludovicianusABP04CA.jpg
Rose-breasted grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Cardinalidae
Genus: Pheucticus
L. Reichenbach, 1850

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Pheucticus is a genus of grosbeaks containing six species.[1][2]

The genus was introduced by the German naturalist Ludwig Reichenbach in 1850.[3] The type species was subsequently designated as the black-backed grosbeak.[4] The name of the genus is from the Ancient Greek pheuktikos "shy" or "inclined to avoid".[5]


  1. ^ "ITIS Report:Pheucticus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 30 June 2012.
  2. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2018). "Cardinals, grosbeaks and (tanager) allies". World Bird List Version 8.1. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  3. ^ Reichenbach, Ludwig (1850). Avium Systema Naturale. Das natürliche System der Vögel. Dresden: Expedition der Vollständigsten Naturgeschichte. Plate 78.
  4. ^ Paynter, Raymond A. Jr, ed. (1970). Check-list of Birds of the World. Volume 13. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Museum of Comparative Zoology. p. 217.
  5. ^ Jobling, J.A. (2018). del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Sargatal, J.; Christie, D.A.; de Juana, E. (eds.). "Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology". Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions. Retrieved 5 May 2018.