fringillidae definition

  • noun:
    • a normal category of birds of the finch group having quick conical bills adapted for eating seeds, including finches, goldfinches, bullfinches, chaffinches, siskins, canaries, cardinals, grosbeaks, crossbills, linnets, and buntings. This family at once included the sparrows for the household Emberizinae, but features recently been limited in usage.
    • finches: goldfinches; bullfinches; chaffinches; siskins; canaries; cardinals; grosbeaks; crossbills; linnets; buntings

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