- a European grosbeak, Coccothraustes coccothraustes.
Origin of hawfinch
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It altogether sounds as though it might have been a hawfinch.In a Cheshire Garden
If so, we might look them over for a Hawfinch's nest about May 10th.Life of Frederick Courtenay Selous, D.S.O.
Old man Tyler could lay his Hawfinch half a point nearer the wind than a chap has a right to expect from an archbishop.Where the Pavement Ends
Sims describes the Hawfinch's immobile upper jaw, which is used as a powerful press in cracking the stones of fresh fruit.Jaw Musculature of the Mourning and White-winged Doves
Robert L. Merz
Occasionally that shy bird, the hawfinch, is seen on a wet, quiet day picking up white-beam kernels and seeds.The Naturalist on the Thames
C. J. Cornish
- an uncommon European finch, Coccothraustes coccothraustes, having a very stout bill and brown plumage with black-and-white wings
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