2012-04-18 / Opinion
Reflections of Nature
Finches Come in Many Varieties
Diary entry April 3, 2012, “Male goldfinches coming into our feeder are almost completely changed into their mating plumage.” The finches belong to the Fringillidae family, and, in Latin, the word means small bird. There are 83 species in the family, which include some of the finest singers in North America, such as the cardinals and grosbeaks.
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