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Definition of Finches

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Sparrow Spar"row, n. [OE. sparwe, AS. spearwa; akin to OHG. sparo, G. sperling, Icel. sp["o]rr, Dan. spurv, spurre, Sw. sparf, Goth. sparwa; -- originally, probably, the quiverer or flutterer, and akin to E. spurn. See Spurn, and cf. Spavin.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) One of many species of small singing birds of the family Fringillig[ae], having conical bills, and feeding chiefly on seeds. Many sparrows are called also finches, and buntings. The common sparrow, or house sparrow, of Europe (Passer domesticus) is noted for its familiarity, its voracity, its attachment to its young, and its fecundity. See House sparrow, under House. Note: The following American species are well known; the chipping sparrow, or chippy, the sage sparrow, the savanna sparrow, the song sparrow, the tree sparrow, and the white-throated sparrow (see Peabody bird). See these terms under Sage, Savanna, etc. 2. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several small singing birds somewhat resembling the true sparrows in form or habits, as the European hedge sparrow. See under Hedge. He that doth the ravens feed, Yea, providently caters for the sparrow, Be comfort to my age! --Shak. Field sparrow, Fox sparrow, etc. See under Field, Fox, etc. Sparrow bill, a small nail; a castiron shoe nail; a sparable. Sparrow hawk. (Zo["o]l.) (a) A small European hawk (Accipiter nisus) or any of the allied species. (b) A small American falcon (Falco sparverius). (c) The Australian collared sparrow hawk (Accipiter torquatus). Note: The name is applied to other small hawks, as the European kestrel and the New Zealand quail hawk. Sparrow owl (Zo["o]l.), a small owl (Glaucidium passerinum) found both in the Old World and the New. The name is also applied to other species of small owls. Sparrow spear (Zo["o]l.), the female of the reed bunting. [Prov. Eng.]

Meaning of Finches from wikipedia

- The true finches are small to medium-sized p****erine birds in the family Fringillidae. Finches have stout conical bills adapted for eating seeds and often...
- Darwin's finches (also known as the Galápagos finches) are a group of about 15 species of p****erine birds. They are well known for their remarkable diversity...
- Gouldian finches are about 125–140 mm long. Gouldian finches' heads may be red, black, or yellow. Formerly considered three different kinds of finches, it...
- Songs 2009 Dear Mili Biography by Mark Deming (February 15, 2018). "The Finches". The Finches at AllMusic Official MySpace page Official Bandcamp page...
- David Andrew Leo Fincher (born August 28, 1962) is an American film director, film producer, television director, television producer, and music video...
- The greatest threats to captive zebra finch survival are predation by cats and loss of natural food. Zebra finches are loud and boisterous singers. Their...
- protein necessary to grow. House finches are one of the few birds who feed their young only plant matter. House finches are aggressive enough to drive other...
- The British finches are made up of several species of finch which were formerly very po****r as cage birds in Great Britain. They are not currently commonplace...
- Frederick George Peter Ingle Finch (28 September 1916 – 14 January 1977) was an English-Australian actor. He is best remembered for his role as crazed...
- the other finches, eating both insects and seeds. While breeding, they feed their young on insects rather than seeds, unlike the other finches. In 2016...
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