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  • GROSBEAK (Fr.
  • Taken alone it is commonly a synonym of hawfinch, but a prefix is usually added to indicate the species, as pine-grosbeak, cardinal-grosbeak and the like.
  • The Pine-grosbeak (Pinicola enucleator) inhabits the coniferzone of both the Old and the New Worlds, seeking, in Europe and probably elsewhere, a lower latitude as winter approaches - often journeying in large flocks; stragglers have occasionally reached the British Islands (Yarrell, Br.
  • Allied to the pine-grosbeak are a number of species of smaller size, but its equals in beauty of plumage.'
  • The cardinal grosbeak, or Virginian nightingale, Cardinalis virginianus, claims notice here, though doubts may be entertained as to the family to which it really belongs.

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