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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...

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...

Linnet
2007-10-24 15:52:08

The Linnet (Carduelis cannabina), is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae. The bird is found throughout Europe, western Asia and North Africa. It is mostly resident, but many eastern and northern birds migrate further south in the breeding range or move to the coastal regions. It prefers open land with thick bushes for breeding, including heathland*and garden. It is a...

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...

Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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