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When University of Utah biologists set out cotton balls treated with a mild pesticide, wild finches in the Galapagos Islands used the cotton to help build their nests, killing parasitic fly maggots to protect baby birds. The researchers say the self-fumigation method may help endangered birds and even some mammals.
Website copywriter and content strategist, Kerry Finch, has launched a new service aimed at improving the engagement for those websites whose owners’ first language is not English, particularly
New investigation of tissues and signaling pathways in finches' beaks reveals surprising flexibility in the birds' evolutionary toolkit
With all the bird seed choices bird lovers have these days, sometimes it’s difficult for customers to know what bird seed to buy.
Using one of the largest DNA data sets for a group of birds and employing next-generation sequencing methods, scientists have determined the evolutionary family tree for one of the most strikingly diverse and endangered bird families in the world, the Hawaiian honeycreepers.
According to recent research on zebra finches, adventurous females choose mates with similar personalities, regardless of the male’s appearance and other assets.
Wide range of pitch is due to vocal muscles more than air pressure.
When zebra finches learn their songs from their father early in life, their brain is active during sleep.
The European Serin (Serinus serinus) is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae. It breeds across southern and central Europe and north Africa. Southern and Atlantic coast populations are largely resident, but the northern breeders migrate further south in Europe for the winter. Open woodland and cultivation, often with some conifers, is favored for breeding. The European Serin is a small short-tailed bird, 4.33 to 4.75 inches in length. The upper parts are dark-streaked...
The Pine Siskin (Carduelis pinus), also commonly called "pine chirper", is a small finch that is found across Canada, Alaska and the western mountains and northern parts of the United States. Migration by this bird is highly variable, probably related to food supply. Large numbers may move south in some years; hardly any in others. Adults are brown on the upperparts and pale on the underparts, with heavy streaking throughout. They have a short forked tail. They have yellow patches in their...
The Eurasian Siskin (Carduelis spinus), also known simply as Siskin in Europe, is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae. This bird breeds across northern temperate Europe and into Russia. There is a separate population in eastern Asia. It is partially resident, but the northern breeders migrate further south in Europe in the winter. The eastern Asian birds winter in China or further south. In some years there are large eruptions into the wintering range, when the preferred...
The Black-And-Yellow Grosbeak (Mycerobas icterioides), is a species of finch in the Fringillidae family. It is found in Afghanistan, India, Nepal, and Pakistan. Its natural habitat is temperate forests. Photo Copyright and Credit
The Japanese Grosbeak (Eophona personata), is a finch native to East Asia. The bird serves as the inspiration for a video game from Treasure Co. Ltd, called Ikaruga, which takes the bird's black-and-white coloration as inspiration for its primary gameplay mechanic. Photo Copyright and Credit
- In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.