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Related to hawfinch: Corn Bunting, bullfinch, woodlark


A bird (Coccothraustes coccothraustes) of Eurasia and North Africa having a thick bill, a short white-tipped tail, and brown, white, and black plumage.

[haw + finch.]


(Animals) an uncommon European finch, Coccothraustes coccothraustes, having a very stout bill and brown plumage with black-and-white wings



a common Eurasian finch, Coccothraustes coccothraustes, having black, golden brown, and white plumage and a large conical bill.
[1665–75; haw3 + finch]
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Noun1.hawfinch - a common large finch of Eurasiahawfinch - a common large finch of Eurasia  
grosbeak, grossbeak - any of various finches of Europe or America having a massive and powerful bill


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The most curious fact is the perfect gradation in the size of the beaks in the different species of Geospiza, from one as large as that of a hawfinch to that of a chaffinch, and (if Mr.
Two Hooded Crows remain at Holyhead McDonalds, flocks of Hawfinch are still in Llanrwst and at Machynlleth churchyard, while a probable Lapland Bunting was at Kinmel Bay's Horton's Nose with the overwintering Black Redstart.
Randall, of Hawfinch Walk, Chelmsford, arrived "two to three minutes" before the 6.48pm Virgin Trains service was due to depart.
The case concerns the live capture of seven species: chaffinch Fringilla coelebs, linnet Carduelis cannabina, goldfinch Carduelis carduelis, greenfinch Carduelis chloris, hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes, serin Serinus serinus and siskin Carduelis spinus.
FACTFILE RobeRt Gibson | stayed at The Hog's Head Inn, Hawfinch Drive, Alnwick as a guest of the owners.
NEED TO KNOW RobeRt Gibson | stayed at The Hog's Head Inn, Hawfinch Drive, Alnwick as a guest of the owners.
Look out for deer, hawfinch and dippers if you venture deeper into the forest.
HAWFINCH (4.25) drops from Group company to run in this nursery.
Seed abundance seems sufficiently large to avoid potential impacts on tree regeneration by a low number of parakeets or to limit food competition with other birds or mammals such as the hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes or red squirrel Sciurus vulgaris.
John Gosden, Rainbow View's trainer, saddles Hawfinch, while Clive Brittain, who won this contest with Albabilia in 2007, is represented by maidens Semayyel and Wahylah.
Three new species, each representing a subgenus of genus Laminosioptes, were described in black-tailed hawfinch Coccothraustes migratorius (Passeriformes), Columbigallina minuta (Columbiformes) and in quaker parrot Myiopsitta monachus (Psittaciformes), all found under the skin of birds which had died in the Antwerp Zoo after a short time in captivity (FAIN, 1981).
The scheme will help six endangered bird species living there, including the spotted flycatcher, woodcock and hawfinch.