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Twite
2007-10-24 15:53:34

The Twite (Carduelis flavirostris), is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae. It is a partially resident breeder in northern Europe and across central Asia. Many of the birds do migrate further south, or to the coastal regions. Treeless moorland* is favored habitat for breeding. It is similar in size and shape to a Linnet, but lacks the red head patch and breast shown by...

Common Redpoll
2007-10-24 15:45:58

The Common Redpoll (Carduelis flammea), is a species in the finch family. It breeds throughout northern North America and Eurasia. Subspecies of the Common Redpoll include the Arctic Redpoll and Mealy Redpoll. These are common too in the Arctic, Iceland, Greenland, and Baffin Island. They all migrate south into southern Canada, northern United States and most of Eurasia. These birds are...

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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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