subfamily Carduelinae

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Noun1.subfamily Carduelinae - used in some classifications for a subgroup of finches
bird family - a family of warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
family Fringillidae, Fringillidae - finches: goldfinches; bullfinches; chaffinches; siskins; canaries; cardinals; grosbeaks; crossbills; linnets; buntings
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The greenfinch and the scarlet rosefinch belong to the subfamily Carduelinae (Fringillidae), whereas the chaffinch belongs to the sister taxon Fringillinae (Fringillidae).