from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Chilian finch.
- n. [capitalized] [NL.] A generic name of this bird, Diuca grisea.
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Nor does it mention that it was the curiosity of 12-year-old Spencer Hardy that led him and his father, Douglas, to recognize the significance of the white-winged diuca finch nesting on the ice of a glacier.
Norwich - A scholarly article on the white-winged diuca finch lists co-author Spencer P. Hardy's affiliation as Marion W. Cross School.