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 Avidiversity  AVITOPIA - Finches and Hawaiian Honeycreepers

Scientific system: Howard et al.

Familia: Fringillidae

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The family of Finches is widespread worldwide except for Australia and some oceanic islands. The body length is between 11 cm and 22 cm. They eat seeds and buds, insects almost only during the breeding season. The nest is built by the female from twigs, grass, moss and lichen in the form of a padded bowl.

Fringilla

     coelebs - Common Chaffinch (12)
     teydea - Blue Chaffinch (6)
     montifringilla - Brambling (4)

Serinus

     pusillus - Red-fronted Serin (6)
     serinus - European Serin (8)
     syriacus - Syrian Serin (6)
     canaria - Atlantic Canary (8)
     thibetanus - Tibetan Serin (3)
     canicollis - Cape Canary (6)
     nigriceps - Ethiopian Siskin (1)
     citrinelloides - African Citril (5)
     capistratus - Black-faced Canary (2)
     koliensis - Papyrus Canary (1)
     scotops - Forest Canary (1)
     leucopygius - White-rumped Seedeater (1)
     atrogularis - Black-throated Canary (4)
     rothschildi - Arabian Serin (1)
     flavigula - Yellow-throated Seedeater (1)
     xantholaemus - Salvadori's Serin (1)
     citrinipectus - Lemon-breasted Seedeater (2)
     mozambicus - Yellow-fronted Canary (6)
     donaldsoni - Northern Grosbeak-Canary (1)
     buchanani - Southern Grosbeak-Canary (2)
     flaviventris - Yellow Canary (2)
     dorsostriatus - White-bellied Canary (1)
     sulphuratus - Brimstone Canary (4)
     albogularis - White-throated Canary (1)
     reichardi - Reichard's Seedeater (1)
     gularis - Streaky-headed Seedeater (5)
     mennelli - Black-eared Seedeater (1)
     tristriatus - Brown-rumped Seedeater (1)
     ankoberensis - Ankober Serin (1)
     menachensis - Yemen Serin (1)
     striolatus - Streaky Seedeater (3)
     burtoni - Thick-billed Seedeater (2)
     rufobrunneus - Principe Seedeater (1)
     leucopterus - White-winged Seedeater (2)
     totta - Cape Siskin (3)
     symonsi - Drakensberg Siskin (1)
     alario - Black-headed Canary (3)
     estherae - Mountain Serin (3)

Neospiza

     concolor - Sao Tome Grosbeak (1)

Linurgus

     olivaceus - Oriole Finch (2)

Rhynchostruthus

     socotranus - Socotra Golden-winged Grosbeak (4)

Carduelis

     chloris - European Greenfinch (10)
     sinica - Grey-capped Greenfinch (1)
     spinoides - Yellow-breasted Greenfinch (1)
     monguilloti - Vietnamese Greenfinch (1)
     ambigua - Black-headed Greenfinch (1)
     spinus - Eurasian Siskin (6)
     pinus - Pine Siskin (2)
     atriceps - Black-capped Siskin (1)
     spinescens - Andean Siskin (2)
     yarrellii - Yellow-faced Siskin (1)
     cucullata - Red Siskin (2)
     crassirostris - Thick-billed Siskin (1)
     magellanica - Hooded Siskin (2)
     dominicensis - Antillean Siskin (2)
     siemiradzkii - Saffron Siskin (3)
     olivacea - Olivaceous Siskin (1)
     notata - Black-headed Siskin (2)
     xanthogastra - Yellow-bellied Siskin (2)
     atrata - Black Siskin (2)
     uropygialis - Yellow-rumped Siskin (1)
     barbata - Black-chinned Siskin (4)
     tristis - American Goldfinch (6)
     psaltria - Lesser Goldfinch (4)
     lawrencei - Lawrence's Goldfinch (5)
     carduelis - European Goldfinch (9)
     citrinella - Citril Finch (10)
     flammea - Common Redpoll (8)
     hornemanni - Arctic Redpoll (4)
     flavirostris - Twite (6)
     cannabina - Common Linnet (9)
     yemenensis - Yemen Linnet (2)
     johannis - Warsangli Linnet (1)

Leucosticte

     nemoricola - Plain Mountain Finch (2)
     brandti - Brandt's Mountain Finch (3)
     sillemi - Sillem's Mountain Finch (1)
     arctoa - Asian Rosy Finch (3)
     tephrocotis - Grey-crowned Rosy Finch (3)
     atrata - Black Rosy Finch (2)
     australis - Brown-capped Rosy Finch (3)

Callacanthis

     burtoni - Spectacled Finch (3)

Rhodopechys

     sanguineus - Crimson-winged Finch (5)

Bucanetes

     githagineus - Trumpeter Finch (7)
     mongolicus - Mongolian Finch (6)

Rhodospiza

     obsoleta - Desert Finch (2)

Uragus

     sibiricus - Long-tailed Rosefinch (3)

Urocynchramus

     pylzowi - Przevalski's finch (5)

Carpodacus

     rubescens - Blanford's Rosefinch (4)
     nipalensis - Dark-breasted Rosefinch (2)
     erythrinus - Common Rosefinch (6)
     purpureus - Purple Finch (3)
     cassinii - Cassin's Finch (2)
     mexicanus - House Finch (11)
     pulcherrimus - Beautiful Rosefinch (5)
     eos - Stresemann's Rosefinch
     rodochroa - Pink-browed Rosefinch (1)
     vinaceus - Vinaceous Rosefinch (3)
     edwardsii - Dark-rumped Rosefinch (1)
     synoicus - Sinai Rosefinch (4)
     roseus - Pallas's Rosefinch (3)
     trifasciatus - Three-banded Rosefinch (1)
     rodopeplus - Spot-winged Rosefinch (2)
     thura - White-browed Rosefinch (7)
     rhodochlamys - Red-mantled Rosefinch (1)
     grandis - Blyth's Rosefinch (2)
     rubicilloides - Streaked Rosefinch (2)
     rubicilla - Great Rosefinch (2)
     puniceus - Red-fronted Rosefinch (3)

Kozlowia

     roborowskii - Tibetan Rosefinch (2)

Chaunoproctus

     ferreorostris - Bonin Grosbeak (3)

Pinicola

     enucleator - Pine Grosbeak (5)
     subhimachala - Crimson-browed Finch (1)

Haematospiza

     sipahi - Scarlet Finch (4)

Loxia

     pytyopsittacus - Parrot Crossbill (4)
     scotica - Scottish Crossbill (2)
     curvirostra - Red Crossbill (9)
     leucoptera - Two-barred Crossbill (8)

Pyrrhula

     nipalensis - Brown Bullfinch (2)
     leucogenis - White-cheeked Bullfinch (1)
     aurantiaca - Orange Bullfinch (1)
     erythrocephala - Red-headed Bullfinch (2)
     erythaca - Grey-headed Bullfinch (2)
     pyrrhula - Eurasian Bullfinch (9)

Coccothraustes

     coccothraustes - Hawfinch (4)

Eophona

     migratoria - Yellow-billed Grosbeak (2)
     personata - Japanese Grosbeak (3)

Mycerobas

     icterioides - Black-and-yellow Grosbeak (2)
     affinis - Collared Grosbeak (2)
     melanozanthos - Spot-winged Grosbeak (2)
     carnipes - White-winged Grosbeak (2)

Hesperiphona

     vespertina - Evening Grosbeak (4)
     abeillei - Hooded Grosbeak (1)

Pyrrhoplectes

     epauletta - Golden-naped Finch (3)

Telespiza

     cantans - Laysan Finch (4)
     ultima - Nihoa Finch (3)

Psittirostra

     psittacea - Ou (6)

Dysmorodrepanis

     munroi - Lanai Hookbill (2)

Loxioides

     bailleui - Palila (3)

Rhodacanthis

     flaviceps - Lesser Koa-Finch (4)
     palmeri - Greater Koa-Finch (4)

Chloridops

     kona - Grosbeak Finch (4)

Pseudonestor

     xanthophrys - Maui Parrotbill (4)

Hemignathus

     virens - Hawaii Amakihi (5)
     flavus - Oahu Amakihi (2)
     kauaiensis - Kauai Amakihi (2)
     parvus - Anianiau (3)
     sagittirostris - Greater Amakihi (4)
     obscurus - Lesser Akialoa (4)
     ellisianus - Greater Akialoa (7)
     lucidus - Nukupuu (8)
     munroi - Akiapolaau (4)

Oreomystis

     bairdi - Akikiki (3)
     mana - Hawaii Creeper (3)

Paroreomyza

     maculata - Oahu Alauahio (4)
     flammea - Kakawahie (3)
     montana - Maui Alauahio (2)

Loxops

     caeruleirostris - Akekee (3)
     coccineus - Akepa (4)

Ciridops

     anna - Ula-ai-hawane (2)

Vestiaria

     coccinea - Iiwi (4)

Drepanis

     pacifica - Hawaii Mamo (4)
     funerea - Black Mamo (2)

Palmeria

     dolei - Akohekohe (2)

Himatione

     sanguinea - Apapane (4)

Melamprosops

     phaeosoma - Poo-uli (2)

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