This is the case of the bullfinch of the more western of these islands (Pyrrhula murina), the male of which, instead of the ruddy breast of its well-known congener (P. vulgaris), has that part of a sober mouse-colour.
Its smaller congener Sabine's gull, X.
Eastward of the range of the present species its place is taken by its congener C. caniceps, which is easily recognized by wanting the black hood and white ear-coverts of the British bird.
Eminently first is a species of nightingale (uguisu), which, though smaller than,its congener of the West, is gifted with exquisitely modulated flute-like notes of considerable range.
Like its Cape congener it occasionally partakes of honey, and is often destructive to poultry.
In habits it is very similar to its congener of the Old World, and in winter it migrates to the Antilles and to Central and South America.