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FINCHES ... a selection of FINCH images.
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Purple Finch (M)

Purple Finch.jpg

Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting (b).jpg

Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Bluebird (m).jpg

Northern Cardinal (M)

Male Northern Cardinal.jpg

Common Redpoll

Common Redpoll 1.jpg

House Finch

House Finch (M).jpg
The true finches are small to medium-sized passerine birds in the family Fringillidae. Finches have stout conical bills adapted for eating seeds and often have colourful plumage. They occupy a great range of habitats where they are usually resident and do not migrate. They have a worldwide distribution except for Australia and the polar regions. The family includes species known as siskins, canaries, redpolls, serins, grosbeaks and euphonias.
Many birds in other families are also commonly called "finches", including some species in the very similar-looking waxbills or estrildid finches (family Estrildidae) of the Old World tropics and Australia; several groups of the buntingand American sparrow family (Emberizidae); and the Darwin's finches of the Galapagos islands, now considered members of the tanager family (Thraupidae).
(From Wikipedia)
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