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bunting,

common name for small, plump birds of the family Fringillidae (finchfinch,
common name for members of the Fringillidae, the largest family of birds (including over half the known species), found in most parts of the world except Australia.
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 family). Among the American buntings are the indigo bunting, in which the summer plumage of the male reflects sunlight as a rich, metallic blue; the painted bunting, or nonpareil (Passerina ciris), with showy red, blue, and green plumage; the hardy snow bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis), whose winter plumage is white marked with light brown on the head and sides; and the lazuli bunting of the West, turquoise above with a chestnut breast and white wing bars. European buntings include the corn, snow, and cirl buntings, the yellowhammer, and the ortolan (Emberiza hortulana), which is caught and fattened as a table delicacy. Buntings are also called sparrows in the United States. They are classified in the phylum ChordataChordata
, phylum of animals having a notochord, or dorsal stiffening rod, as the chief internal skeletal support at some stage of their development. Most chordates are vertebrates (animals with backbones), but the phylum also includes some small marine invertebrate animals.
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, subphylum Vertebrata, class Aves, order Passeriformes, family Fringillidae.

bunting

any of numerous seed-eating songbirds of the families Fringillidae (finches, etc.) or Emberizidae, esp those of the genera Emberiza of the Old World and Passerina of North America. They all have short stout bills
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