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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Fringillidae.
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Hesperiphona vespertina might even be called a double binomial, because it says it twice -- western sound (song)/at eventide.
When it appears in England (and it has been seen in Norway) the French get to call it the gros-bec errant, but the name known throughout the world remains Hesperiphona vespertina.