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A migratory finch (Fringilla montifringilla) of northern Eurasia, having black, white, and rust-brown plumage.

[Probably from Old English *bræmbling : bræmbel, bramble + -ling, one connected with; see -ling1.]
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(Animals) a Eurasian finch, Fringilla montifringilla, with a speckled head and back and, in the male, a reddish brown breast and darker wings and tail
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Noun1.brambling - Eurasian finchbrambling - Eurasian finch      
finch - any of numerous small songbirds with short stout bills adapted for crushing seeds
Fringilla, genus Fringilla - type genus of the Fringillidae: chaffinch, brambling
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Among the garden specialists and growers will be Through the Garden Gate, who specialises in unusual foliage plants for sun and shade areas while Brambling House Alpines sells both alpines and have now become a specialist salvia nursery selling the very best and latest salvias.
A male Brambling was unseasonal in a Rhostryfan garden on Monday, perhaps a failed breeder from Scandinavia on its way south.
Other threatened species such as swifts, wheatear, many warblers, brambling and siskin use the area as a wildlife corridor and this will be taken away from them.
"This year's survey also highlighted a rise in the number of brambling and fieldfares on last year's figures."
THIS poem was sent in by...Mrs L M Wadlow of Redditch BRAMBLING TIME "It's time to go blackberrying," my Aunt Nelly said, "And we'll pick a few sloes while we're at it, Those brambles are wicked, they'll scratch your bare arms So make sure you wear your old jacket."
Officers were called to Brambling Park, a cul-de-sac off Turnstone Drive, in Halewood just before 1pm yesterday after reports of people hearing gunshots.
Several nieces, nephews and friends will soon be gathered and invited to join me for some lovely brambling walks.
Goldings, Challenger and Brambling Cross hops are used to brew this beer.
He said: "Some winters the brambling is very common and I see it every day, but this winter I've only seen it a few times."
It is dry-hopped with British Brambling Cross hops.