Chaffinches sentence example
The Chaffinches are regarded as the type-form of Fringillidae.
The linnets, through the genus Leucosticte, lead to the mountain-finches (Montifringilla), and the redpolls through the siskins (Chrysomitris) to the goldfinches (Carduelis); and these last again to the hawfinches, one group of which (Coccothraustes) is apparently not far distant from the chaffinches (Fringilla proper), and the other (Hesperiphona) seems to be allied to the greenfinches (Ligurinus) .
Island Canaries and a few chaffinches were in some fields and along the roadside verge were some Small Blue butterflies.
We soon found a group of blue chaffinches feeding by the picnic tables, with a few canaries.
Our first winter visitor, a brambling, seen in the garden among several chaffinches.Advertisement
The powerful wrens, cheerful chaffinches, delicate sparrows and whistling starlings then weave in melodies, sweet enough to rouse the sun.