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European Serin
2008-08-13 17:14:13

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...

Pine Siskin
2008-08-13 16:51:15

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...

Eurasian Siskin
2008-08-13 16:46:55

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...

Black-and-Yellow Grosbeak
2008-05-16 15:37:57

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

Japanese Grosbeak
2008-05-16 15:36:40

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

Dark-breasted Rosefinch
2008-05-16 12:59:15

The Dark-breasted Rosefinch (Carpodacus nipalensis), is a species of finch in the Fringillidae family. It is found in Bhutan, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are boreal forests and subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland. Photo Copyright and Credit

Gray-crowned Rosy Finch
2008-05-16 12:57:32

The Gray-crowned Rosy Finch (Leucosticte tephrocotis), is a species of finch found from Alaska to the northwestern United States. Their breeding habitat is rocky islands and barren areas on mountains. They build a cup nest in a sheltered location on the ground or on a cliff. These birds are permanent residents on some islands and in the Canadian Rockies. Other birds migrate south to the western...

Purple Finch
2008-05-16 12:55:05

The Purple Finch (Carpodacus purpureus), is a member of the Rosefinch family. Their breeding habitat is coniferous and mixed forest in Canada and the northeastern United States, as well as various wooded areas along the U.S. Pacific coast. They nest on a horizontal branch or in a fork of a tree. Birds from northern Canada migrate to the southern United States. Other birds are permanent...

Cassins Finch
2008-05-16 12:53:55

The Cassin's Finch (Carpodacus cassinii), is a species of finch of the Rosefinch genus. Their breeding habitat is coniferous forest in mountains of western North America as far south as northern New Mexico and Arizona. They are also found in Southern California near Baja California. They nest in a large conifer. They move to lower elevations in winter. Birds from Canada migrate south as far as...

Hawfinch
2008-05-12 15:57:25

The Hawfinch (Coccothraustes coccothraustes), is a passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae. This bird breeds across Europe and temperate Asia. It is mainly resident in Europe, but many Asian birds migrate further south in the winter. It is a rare vagrant to the western islands of Alaska. Favored breeding habitat includes deciduous or mixed woodland with large trees, especially Hornbeam,...

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