Fringillidae – Finches

Scarlet Finch (Haematospiza sipahi) by Nikhil Devasar

Scarlet Finch (Haematospiza sipahi) by Nikhil Devasar

When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet: All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field; The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas. O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! (Psalms 8:3-9 KJV)


CLASS – AVES, Order – PASSERIFORMES, Family – Fringillidae – Finches


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Latest I.O.C. Version
Species (228)

Common Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)
Tenerife Blue Chaffinch (Fringilla teydea)
Gran Canaria Blue Chaffinch (Fringilla polatzeki)
Brambling (Fringilla montifringilla)
Black-and-yellow Grosbeak (Mycerobas icterioides)
Collared Grosbeak (Mycerobas affinis)
Spot-winged Grosbeak (Mycerobas melanozanthos)
White-winged Grosbeak (Mycerobas carnipes)
Evening Grosbeak (Hesperiphona vespertina)
Hooded Grosbeak (Hesperiphona abeillei)
Hawfinch (Coccothraustes coccothraustes)
Chinese Grosbeak (Eophona migratoria)
Japanese Grosbeak (Eophona personata)
Pine Grosbeak (Pinicola enucleator)
Brown Bullfinch (Pyrrhula nipalensis)
Orange Bullfinch (Pyrrhula aurantiaca)
Red-headed Bullfinch (Pyrrhula erythrocephala)
Grey-headed Bullfinch (Pyrrhula erythaca)
White-cheeked Bullfinch (Pyrrhula leucogenis)
Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula)
Azores Bullfinch (Pyrrhula murina)
Asian Crimson-winged Finch (Rhodopechys sanguineus)
African Crimson-winged Finch (Rhodopechys alienus)
Trumpeter Finch (Bucanetes githagineus)
Mongolian Finch (Bucanetes mongolicus)
Blanford’s Rosefinch (Agraphospiza rubescens)
Spectacled Finch (Callacanthis burtoni)
Golden-naped Finch (Pyrrhoplectes epauletta)
Dark-breasted Rosefinch (Procarduelis nipalensis)
Plain Mountain Finch (Leucosticte nemoricola)
Brandt’s Mountain Finch (Leucosticte brandti)
Asian Rosy Finch (Leucosticte arctoa)
Grey-crowned Rosy Finch (Leucosticte tephrocotis)
Black Rosy Finch (Leucosticte atrata)
Brown-capped Rosy Finch (Leucosticte australis)
Common Rosefinch (Carpodacus erythrinus)
Scarlet Finch (Carpodacus sipahi)
Bonin Grosbeak (Carpodacus ferreorostris)
Streaked Rosefinch (Carpodacus rubicilloides)
Great Rosefinch (Carpodacus rubicilla)
Blyth’s Rosefinch (Carpodacus grandis)
Red-mantled Rosefinch (Carpodacus rhodochlamys)
Himalayan Beautiful Rosefinch (Carpodacus pulcherrimus)
Chinese Beautiful Rosefinch (Carpodacus davidianus)
Pink-rumped Rosefinch (Carpodacus waltoni)
Pink-browed Rosefinch (Carpodacus rodochroa)
Dark-rumped Rosefinch (Carpodacus edwardsii)
Spot-winged Rosefinch (Carpodacus rodopeplus)
Sharpe’s Rosefinch (Carpodacus verreauxii)
Vinaceous Rosefinch (Carpodacus vinaceus)
Taiwan Rosefinch (Carpodacus formosanus)
Sinai Rosefinch (Carpodacus synoicus)
Pale Rosefinch (Carpodacus stoliczkae)
Tibetan Rosefinch (Carpodacus roborowskii)
Sillem’s Mountain Finch (Carpodacus sillemi)
Long-tailed Rosefinch (Carpodacus sibiricus)
Pallas’s Rosefinch (Carpodacus roseus)
Three-banded Rosefinch (Carpodacus trifasciatus)
Himalayan White-browed Rosefinch (Carpodacus thura)
Chinese White-browed Rosefinch (Carpodacus dubius)
Red-fronted Rosefinch (Carpodacus puniceus)
Crimson-browed Finch (Carpodacus subhimachalus)
Poo-uli (Melamprosops phaeosoma)
Oahu Alauahio (Paroreomyza maculata)
Kakawahie (Paroreomyza flammea)
Maui Alauahio (Paroreomyza montana)
Akikiki (Oreomystis bairdi)
Laysan Finch (Telespiza cantans)
Nihoa Finch (Telespiza ultima)
Palila (Loxioides bailleui)
Lesser Koa Finch (Rhodacanthis flaviceps)
Greater Koa Finch (Rhodacanthis palmeri)
Kona Grosbeak (Chloridops kona)
Ou (Psittirostra psittacea)
Lanai Hookbill (Dysmorodrepanis munroi)
Iiwi (Drepanis coccinea)
Hawaii Mamo (Drepanis pacifica)
Black Mamo (Drepanis funerea)
Ula-ai-hawane (Ciridops anna)
Akohekohe (Palmeria dolei)
Apapane (Himatione sanguinea)
Laysan Honeycreeper (Himatione fraithii)
Greater Amakihi (Viridonia sagittirostris)
Lesser Akialoa (Akialoa obscura)
Oahu Akialoa (Akialoa ellisiana)
Kauai Akialoa (Akialoa stejnegeri)
Maui-nui Akialoa (Akialoa lanaiensis)
Oahu Nukupuu (Hemignathus lucidus)
Kauai Nukupuu (Hemignathus hanapepe)
Maui Nukupuu (Hemignathus affinis)
Akiapolaau (Hemignathus wilsoni)
Maui Parrotbill (Pseudonestor xanthophrys)
Anianiau (Magumma parva)
Hawaii Creeper (Loxops mana)
Akekee (Loxops caeruleirostris)
Hawaii Akepa (Loxops coccineus)
Oahu Akepa (Loxops wolstenholmei)
Maui Akepa (Loxops ochraceus)
Hawaii Amakihi (Chlorodrepanis virens)
Oahu Amakihi (Chlorodrepanis flava)
Kauai Amakihi (Chlorodrepanis stejnegeri)
Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus)
Cassin’s Finch (Haemorhous cassinii)
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)
European Greenfinch (Chloris chloris)
Grey-capped Greenfinch (Chloris sinica)
Yellow-breasted Greenfinch (Chloris spinoides)
Vietnamese Greenfinch (Chloris monguilloti)
Black-headed Greenfinch (Chloris ambigua)
Desert Finch (Rhodospiza obsoleta)
Socotra Golden-winged Grosbeak (Rhynchostruthus socotranus)
Arabian Golden-winged Grosbeak (Rhynchostruthus percivali)
Somali Golden-winged Grosbeak (Rhynchostruthus louisae)
Oriole Finch (Linurgus olivaceus)
Principe Seedeater (Crithagra rufobrunnea)
Sao Tome Grosbeak (Crithagra concolor)
African Citril (Crithagra citrinelloides)
Western Citril (Crithagra frontalis)
Southern Citril (Crithagra hyposticta)
Black-faced Canary (Crithagra capistrata)
Papyrus Canary (Crithagra koliensis)
Forest Canary (Crithagra scotops)
White-rumped Seedeater (Crithagra leucopygia)
Black-throated Canary (Crithagra atrogularis)
Yellow-rumped Seedeater (Crithagra xanthopygia)
Reichenow’s Seedeater (Crithagra reichenowi)
Arabian Serin (Crithagra rothschildi)
Yellow-throated Seedeater (Crithagra flavigula)
Salvadori’s Seedeater (Crithagra xantholaema)
Lemon-breasted Canary (Crithagra citrinipectus)
Yellow-fronted Canary (Crithagra mozambica)
White-bellied Canary (Crithagra dorsostriata)
Ankober Serin (Crithagra ankoberensis)
Yemen Serin (Crithagra menachensis)
Cape Siskin (Crithagra totta)
Drakensberg Siskin (Crithagra symonsi)
Northern Grosbeak-Canary (Crithagra donaldsoni)
Southern Grosbeak-Canary (Crithagra buchanani)
Yellow Canary (Crithagra flaviventris)
Brimstone Canary (Crithagra sulphurata)
Reichard’s Seedeater (Crithagra reichardi)
Streaky-headed Seedeater (Crithagra gularis)
West African Seedeater (Crithagra canicapilla)
Black-eared Seedeater (Crithagra mennelli)
Brown-rumped Seedeater (Crithagra tristriata)
White-throated Canary (Crithagra albogularis)
Thick-billed Seedeater (Crithagra burtoni)
Streaky Seedeater (Crithagra striolata)
Yellow-browed Seedeater (Crithagra whytii)
Kipengere Seedeater (Crithagra melanochroa)
Protea Canary (Crithagra leucoptera)
Twite (Linaria flavirostris)
Common Linnet (Linaria cannabina)
Yemen Linnet (Linaria yemenensis)
Warsangli Linnet (Linaria johannis)
Common Redpoll (Acanthis flammea)
Lesser Redpoll (Acanthis cabaret)
Arctic Redpoll (Acanthis hornemanni)
Parrot Crossbill (Loxia pytyopsittacus)
Scottish Crossbill (Loxia scotica)
Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra)
Cassia Crossbill (Loxia sinesciuris)
Two-barred Crossbill (Loxia leucoptera)
Hispaniolan Crossbill (Loxia megaplaga)
Mountain Serin (Chrysocorythus estherae)
European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)
Citril Finch (Carduelis citrinella)
Corsican Finch (Carduelis corsicana)
Red-fronted Serin (Serinus pusillus)
European Serin (Serinus serinus)
Syrian Serin (Serinus syriacus)
Atlantic Canary (Serinus canaria)
Cape Canary (Serinus canicollis)
Yellow-crowned Canary (Serinus flavivertex)
Ethiopian Siskin (Serinus nigriceps)
Black-headed Canary (Serinus alario)
Tibetan Serin (Spinus thibetanus)
Lawrence’s Goldfinch (Spinus lawrencei)
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)
Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria)
Eurasian Siskin (Spinus spinus)
Antillean Siskin (Spinus dominicensis)
Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus)
Black-capped Siskin (Spinus atriceps)
Black-headed Siskin (Spinus notatus)
Black-chinned Siskin (Spinus barbatus)
Yellow-bellied Siskin (Spinus xanthogastrus)
Olivaceous Siskin (Spinus olivaceus)
Hooded Siskin (Spinus magellanicus)
Saffron Siskin (Spinus siemiradzkii)
Yellow-faced Siskin (Spinus yarrellii)
Red Siskin (Spinus cucullatus)
Black Siskin (Spinus atratus)
Yellow-rumped Siskin (Spinus uropygialis)
Thick-billed Siskin (Spinus crassirostris)
Andean Siskin (Spinus spinescens)
Jamaican Euphonia (Euphonia jamaica)
Plumbeous Euphonia (Euphonia plumbea)
Scrub Euphonia (Euphonia affinis)
Yellow-crowned Euphonia (Euphonia luteicapilla)
Purple-throated Euphonia (Euphonia chlorotica)
Trinidad Euphonia (Euphonia trinitatis)
Velvet-fronted Euphonia (Euphonia concinna)
Orange-crowned Euphonia (Euphonia saturata)
Finsch’s Euphonia (Euphonia finschi)
Violaceous Euphonia (Euphonia violacea)
Thick-billed Euphonia (Euphonia laniirostris)
Yellow-throated Euphonia (Euphonia hirundinacea)
Green-chinned Euphonia (Euphonia chalybea)
Elegant Euphonia (Euphonia elegantissima)
Golden-rumped Euphonia (Euphonia cyanocephala)
Antillean Euphonia (Euphonia musica)
Fulvous-vented Euphonia (Euphonia fulvicrissa)
Spot-crowned Euphonia (Euphonia imitans)
Olive-backed Euphonia (Euphonia gouldi)
White-lored Euphonia (Euphonia chrysopasta)
Bronze-green Euphonia (Euphonia mesochrysa)
White-vented Euphonia (Euphonia minuta)
Tawny-capped Euphonia (Euphonia anneae)
Orange-bellied Euphonia (Euphonia xanthogaster)
Rufous-bellied Euphonia (Euphonia rufiventris)
Chestnut-bellied Euphonia (Euphonia pectoralis)
Golden-sided Euphonia (Euphonia cayennensis)
Yellow-collared Chlorophonia (Chlorophonia flavirostris)
Blue-naped Chlorophonia (Chlorophonia cyanea)
Chestnut-breasted Chlorophonia (Chlorophonia pyrrhophrys)
Blue-crowned Chlorophonia (Chlorophonia occipitalis)
Golden-browed Chlorophonia (Chlorophonia callophrys)

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The true finches are passerine birds in the family Fringillidae. They are predominantly seed-eating songbirds. Most are native to the Northern Hemisphere, but one subfamily is endemic to the Neotropics, one to the Hawaiian Islands, and one subfamily – monotypic at genus level – is found only in the Palaearctic. The scientific name Fringillidae comes from the Latin word fringilla for the Common Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs) – a member of that last subfamily – which is common in Europe.

Many birds in other families are also commonly called “finches”, including some species in the very similar-looking waxbills or estrildid finches (family Passeridae, subfamily Estrildinae) of the Old World tropics and Australia; several groups of the bunting and American sparrow family (Emberizidae); and Darwin’s finches of the Galapagos islands, which provided evidence of natural selection and are now recognized to be peculiar tanagers (Thraupidae).

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