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For migration seasons throughout the centuries, warblers, thrushes, finches and more than 100 other species of birds have blanketed the skies along the shores of Lake Superior and Lake Michigan, down what's called the Mississippi Flyway.
Birders frequently flock to Lake Apopka to see cuckoos and cranes, flycatchers and finches, ducks and doves.
Workers discovered the cages were filled with ducklings, quail, parakeets, bunnies, love birds, chickens, roosters and finches.
Some female finches use white feathers to line their nest, perhaps to camouflage white eggs.
Now another group of finch-like birds has provided a similar example, but of a different kind of evolution, one driven not by the demands of the environment, but by the demands of female birds.
In our yard in western Alabama were dozens of doves, hundreds of finches, an abundance of blue jays.
Birders also heard the avian operas of house finches, calls of northern flickers, trills of red-winged blackbirds.
Smaller birds, including finches, also love the taste of sweet blossoms.
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Origin and Etymology of finch
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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: a small bird with a short, thick beak
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