Jeff Wendorff's bird photography portfolio of finches from the family, Fringolidae. Finch Wiki
The true finches
are small to medium-sized passerine birds in the family Fringillidae. Finches
have stout conical bills adapted for eating seeds and often have colorful plumage. They occupy a vast range of habitats where they are usually resident and do not migrate. They have a worldwide distribution except for Australia and the polar regions.
Many birds in other families are also commonly called "finches
." And it seems that now we know some birds that we have called finches including Darwin's famous finches are not in the finch family. It's all very confusing for the non-scientist. So in my gallery, if a bird has finch in the name it's going to show up here to make them easier to find. Just to make it a bit more complicated, Siskins, Crossbills, and Euphonia are also in this gallery!
There are 218 species of finch
, and I've only photographed a few of them. In my gallery of finch photos, you'll find: American Goldfinch, Cardenalis tristisBrimstone Canary, Crithagra sulphuratus
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch, Leucosticte australis
Cassin's Finch, Carpodacus cassinii Common Redpoll, Acanthis flammea Black Rosy-Finch, Leucosticte atrata
Darwin Finch, AKA Galapagos Finch, Geospiza magnirostris
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch, Leucosticte tephrocotis
House Finch, Carpodacus mexicanus
Lesser Goldfinch, Carduelis psaltria
Medium Ground Finch, Geospiza fortis
Purple Finch, Carpodacus purpureus
Pine Siskin, Spinus pinus
Red Crossbill, Loxia curvirostra Thick-billed Euphonia, Euphonia laniirostris
Yellow-fronted Canary, Serinus mozambicus
Yellow-throated Euphonia, Euphonia hirundinacea Collective Noun - Finches
The collective nouns for Finches are a "Charm", a "Trembling" and a "Trimming". None of which make sense, well "Charm" isn't bad. Goldfinches have specific collective nouns: "Drum", "Troubling" and a "Chirm". I had to look that last one up; a chirm is a bird noise from the Old Saxon. "Karm." Photography Workshops and Tours
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