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  • 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.
  • HAWFINCH, a bird so called from the belief that the fruit of the hawthorn (Crataegus Oxyacantha) forms its chief food, the Loxia coccothraustes of Linnaeus, and the Coccothraustes vulgaris of modern ornithologists, one of the largest of the finch family (Fringillidae), and found over nearly the whole of Europe, in Africa north of the Atlas and in Asia from Palestine to Japan.
  • Fringilla), a name applied (but almost always in composition - as bullfinch, chaffinch, goldfinch, hawfinch, &c.) to a great many small birds of the order Passeres, and now pretty generally accepted as that of a group or family - the Fringillidae of most ornithologists.
  • Clipsham has been the best place to see hawfinches in the county in recent years, around the churchyard and Clipsham Hall.
  • The woodland supports a diverse breeding bird community, including hawfinch and wood warbler.

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