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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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Snow buntings usual breed in the Arctic Circle and so they are more afraid of polar bears than they are of humans.
Meanwhile, President all Pakistan Small Traders and Anjuman Tajran, Mohammad Ajmal Baloch, said that for the forthcoming Independence Day, various vendors have set up stalls for the sale of flags and other buntings which is becoming a source of income for these small businesses.
Sajid Khan, a vendor said ,"I-day gives an opportunity to earn a good business by selling the relevant accessories especially flags, bunting and badges and a large number of youngsters and children throng to the stalls carrying these items".
Durant and Harwood (1980:180) speculated that Audubon was perhaps referring to dickcissels (Spiza americana) or one of the longspurs or snow buntings (Plectrophenax nivalis), but these species typically do not occur in Arkansas in winter.
nivalis (Fitzpatrick, 1951 in McCarthy, 2006) even though longspurs and buntings are no longer considered to be closely related to the Emberizidae (Chesser et al.
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Corn buntings, which prefer to nest in growing crops and eat insects in summer and seeds in winter, are suffering from a lack of places to feed and nest in the countryside, the RSPB said.
Along with Philip Larkin (whose partisans often ignore Bunting, and vice versa) Bunting (1900-85) is the major poet of postwar Britain: a master of concision, a superb literary translator, a great lyricist of love and disillusionment, a trustworthy poet of war and of peace, and the author of one of the great long poems in the language.
THE Little Bunting is still on Anglesey, so off I went to look for it.
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Yet as Cornell University ecologist Stephen Emlen notes, many birders are unaware they have indigo buntings in their neighborhoods.