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Everyone agrees the now-probable finch is probably white because of leucism (or leukism), a plumage condition caused by a genetic mutation.
Other inhabitants include colorful Gouldian finches, waddling button quail, and terrariums filled with frogs, lizards, and other critters.
Most famously, Charles Darwin witnessed this phenomenon with finches on the Galapagos Islands.
In 1981, Peter and Rosemary Grant, the famous husband-and-wife team of evolutionary biologists at Princeton University, had already been studying Darwin's finches on the small Galapagos island Daphne Major for nearly a decade.
Another finch that has not shown up in our area this winter is the purple finch.
Next to Lewis was Kathy Radinovsky, another docent, who explained a collection of stuffed but varied examples of finches.
Blue jays, cardinals, chickadees, finches, nuthatches and titmice will come for the black-oil sunflower seed.
Based upon these findings, Dr Suárez-Rodríguez and Dr Macías Garcia argue that their finches are indeed collecting cigarette butts deliberately, to keep ticks at bay and improve the survival of their young.
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Origin and Etymology of finch
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of finch for English Language Learners
: a small bird with a short, thick beak
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