Definition of Family fringillidae
1. Noun. Finches: goldfinches; bullfinches; chaffinches; siskins; canaries; cardinals; grosbeaks; crossbills; linnets; buntings.
Generic synonyms: Bird Family
Group relationships: Oscines, Passeres, Suborder Oscines, Suborder Passeres
Member holonyms: Finch, Fringilla, Genus Fringilla, Carduelinae, Subfamily Carduelinae, Carduelis, Genus Carduelis, Genus Spinus, Spinus, Carpodacus, Genus Carpodacus, Genus Serinus, Serinus, Genus Loxia, Loxia, Genus Pyrrhula, Pyrrhula, Genus Junco, Genus Pooecetes, Pooecetes, Genus Zonotrichia, Zonotrichia, Genus Spizella, Spizella, Genus Melospiza, Melospiza, Emberizidae, Subfamily Emberizidae, Subfamily Emberizinae, Genus Hesperiphona, Hesperiphona, Coccothraustes, Genus Coccothraustes, Genus Pinicola, Pinicola, Genus Richmondena, Richmondena, Genus Pyrrhuloxia, Genus Pipilo, Pipilo, Chlorura, Genus Chlorura
Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Fringillidae
Literary usage of Family fringillidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Birds of Maine: With Key to and Description of the Various Species Known by Ora Willis Knight (1908)
"family fringillidae. Sparrows, Finches and Grosbeaks. c*. Nostrils not concealed by feathers, rounded at front, without overhanging membrane; ..."
2. Birdcraft: A Field Book of Two Hundred Song, Game, and Water Birds by Mabel Osgood Wright (1907)
"Bill short, the long, pointed wings exceeding the tail in length. family fringillidae: Finches, Sparrows, etc. Page 133. 28 Species. ..."
3. Introduction to Zoology: A Guide to the Study of Animals ; for the Use of by Charles Benedict Davenport, Gertrude Anna Crotty Davenport (1902)
"The English sparrow belongs to the family Fringillidae, which includes sparrows and finches. This is a large FIG. 264. ..."