How to use Finches in a sentence
Most of the winter finches were not to be seen.
Some naturalists would add the finches (Fringillidae), rightly if we assume that the Ploceidae or weavers constitute a separate family.
The other birds include parrots, toucans, gaudily coloured cuckoos, lories, swallows, shrikes, sun-birds, kingfishers, weavers, finches, wild pigeons and crows.
Taken as a whole, the finches, concerning which no reasonable doubt can exist, are not only little birds with a hard bill, adapted in most cases for shelling and eating the various seeds that form the chief portion of their diet when adult, but they appear to be mainly forms which predominate in and are highly characteristic of the Palaearctic Region; moreover, though some are found elsewhere on the globe, the existence of but very few in the Notogaean hemisphere can as yet be regarded as certain.
Robins, bluebirds, warblers, chickadees, finches, vireos, wrens, yellow-headed blackbirds, nutcrackers, nuthatches, meadow-larks, sparrows, woodpeckers, swifts, kingbirds and several other species of small birds are found in the park, but the number of each is not great.Advertisement
It may also be noticed that in mammals and birds which hop on two legs, such as jerboas, kangaroos, thrushes and finches, the proportionate length of the thigh-bone or femur to the tibia and foot (metatarsus and toes) is constant, being 2 to 5; in animals, on the other hand, such as hares, horses and frogs, which use all four feet, the corresponding lengths are 4 to 7.
Returning to the true finches, the only one which can compete with the house-sparrow in the extent of its distribution by man is the goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis), now established all over New Zealand, as well as in Australia, the United States and Jamaica.
Birds include the ostrich, great kori bustard, the eagle, vulture, hawk and crane, francolin, golden cuckoo, bootie, scarlet and yellow finches, kingfishers, parrots (in the eastern regions), pelicans and flamingoes.
Among birds are found bustard and species of sand-grouse and partridge; water-fowl in great variety, which breed on the lakes in summer and migrate to the plains of India in winter; the raven, hawks, eagles and owls, a magpie, and two kinds of chough; and many smaller birds of the passerine order, amongst which are several finches.
Experimental studies of ornaments in crested auklets (Alaska) and Australian finches, with reference to mate choice and species isolation.Advertisement
Here there were plenty of Yellowhammers and a few finches including several superb brambling.
Vocal learners included species of finches, song sparrows, canaries, black-capped chickadees, parakeets and hummingbirds.
We hardly saw any finches at Holmes Jungle or passerines of any type at Knuckey Lagoons.
In the breeding season, many beginners start off by breeding Bengalese finches on a colony basis.
There are sections on eight different types of bird, including Darwins finches.Advertisement
Well, a couple of years ago, i wrote a letter that i never sent, and the stamp had finches on it.
The seed heads remain through the winter, the seeds providing food for the seed-eating finches during the winter.
Bengalese finches lay between three to eight eggs in each clutch with an average of five.
Australian finches are very engaging little birds which can provide many hours of enjoyment.
Are female zebra finches, when choosing a mate, influenced by the color bands on the legs of the males.Advertisement
A few more finches are flying around, some dropping into the dense scrub beneath us, presumably to roost.
Finch Fountain has 17 different sets of the finch family, including finch Fountain has 17 different sets of the finch family, including finches, weavers and whydahs.
The zebra finches have produced a number of chicks adding to their number.
Dragonfly Flight Times Pretty young gold finches were in the bushes on the railroad track south of Old Shoreham.
I got out of the car and walked toward the damp area; about 15 white-winged snow finches flew away.Advertisement
Yellow Finches were busy on the low cliff ledges, unaware that they were hopping along a raised beach full of marine fossils.
The collection includes a vast range of birds from tiny finches to giant ostriches and talking parrots to diving penguins.
Many breeders today, use Bengalese Finches as foster parents.
Amongst the Passeres, such forms as the larks, stone-chats, finches, linnets and grosbeaks are well developed, and exhibit many species.
His colleague, Vieillot, brought out in 1805 a Histoire naturelle des plus beaux chanteurs de la Zone Torride with figures by Langlois of tropical finches, grosbeaks, buntings and other hard-billed birds; and in 1807 two volumes of a Histoire' naturelle des oiseaux de l'Amenique septentrionale, without, however, paying much attention to the limits commonly assigned by geographers to' that part of the world.
Many pretty little finches fly about the maize-fields and fruit-gardens, and a little green parakeet is met with as l;.igh as 12,000 ft.
The place of the vanishing native species is being taken by such European arrivals as sky-larks, finches, blackbirds, sparrows and rooks.
The birds include eagles - some are called lammervangers from their occasional attacks on young lambs - vultures, hawks, kites, owls, crows, ravens, the secretary bird, cranes, a small white heron, quails, partridges, korhaans, wild geese, duck, and guineafowl, swallows, finches, starlings, the mossie or Cape sparrow, and the widow bird, noted for the length of its tail in summer.
Were we merely to consider the superficial character of the form of the bill, the genus Loxia (in its modern sense) would be easily divided not only from the other finches, but from all other birds.
With the exception of the single species of bullfinch already noticed as occurring in Alaska, all the above forms o£ finches are peculiar to the Palaearctic Region.
Stopped at a feeding station to observe Asian Rosy Finches and Eurasian Tree sparrows.
Among the smaller birds may be enumerated finches, the siskin, bullfinch, pipit, titmouse, wagtail, lark, fine-crested wren, hedge-sparrow, corn-wren, nut-hatch, starling, swallow, martin, swift, thrush, butcher bird, shrike, dipper, yellow-hammer, ortolan and a warbler (Accentor alpinus).
Stopped at a feeding station to observe Asian Rosy Finches and Eurasian Tree Sparrows.
Parakeets (also known as budgies) cockatiels, canaries, African Greys, lovebirds and finches are some of the most popular birds available.
Finally, finches are a small species of birds that are very popular because of their petite stature.
Finches average less than five inches tall, which means they are perfect if you want a bird that takes up less space.