brambling

noun
bram·bling | \ ˈbram(b)liŋ , -lə̇n \
plural -s

Definition of brambling 

: a brightly colored finch (Fringilla montifringilla) that breeds in the northern parts of Europe and Asia and migrates southward in winter and is often kept as a cage bird

called also bramble finch

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probably from bramble + -ing

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