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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Fringillidae — the greenfinches, redpolls, goldfinches, linnets, the twite, and the non-African siskins.


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  • Carduelis comes from the Latin name, Carduus, the genus name for thistles.

    The Guardian World News

  • I picked the Goldfinch (Latin name Carduelis carduelis) as my bird of the month, Length: 12 cm

    Whitehaven News headlines

  • Mystery Bird: European goldfinch, Carduelis carduelis

    Mystery bird: Brahminy kite, Haliastur indus

  • I write to inform you that your consignment of fifty water-colored scientific prints, including the Sciurus vulgaris, the Carduelis carduelis and related songbirds, and several of the Lutra lutra, has arrived safely and is in a generally satisfactory condition.

    The Mistaken Wife

  • Birds residing in the tundra throughout the year are very few and include species such as Arctic redpoll (Carduelis hornemanni), willow grouse (Lagopus lagopus), ptarmigan, raven, gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus), and snowy owl (Nyctea scandiaca).

    General characteristics of arctic species and their adaptations in the context of changes in climate and ultraviolet-B radiation levels

  • Some bird species like the Brotogeris pyrrhopterus, Pionus chalcopterus and Carduelis semiradskii are endangered and others have limited distribution including Forpus coelestis, Aratinga erythrogenis, and Cyanocorax mystacalis.

    Tumbes-Piura dry forests

  • Land birds are fewer and also typical for the area, they include: Canada goose Branta Canadensis, wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe, snow bunting Plectrophenax nivalis, Lapland bunting, Calcarius lapponicus, redpoll Carduelis rostrata, and raven Corvus corax.

    Ilulissat Icefjord, Denmark-Greenland

  • Peregrine falcon Falco peregrinus, gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus, and rock ptarmigan Lagopus mutus are believed to occasionally breed in the area, while Arctic redpoll Carduelis hornemanni is a winter visitor.

    Ilulissat Icefjord, Denmark-Greenland

  • One of the most notable endemic bird species in the hotspot is the Warsangli linnet (Carduelis johannis, EN), locally common in high, steep escarpments along the Gulf of Aden in northern Somalia.

    Biological diversity in the Horn of Africa

  • Examples are buff-breasted tody-tyrant (Hemitriccus mirandae), white-winged cotinga (Xipholena atropurpurea), seven-colored tanager (Tangara fastuosa), and yellow-faced siskin (Carduelis yarrellii).

    Pernambuco interior forests


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