List of Birds of Ontario - Finches

Finches

Order: Passeriformes. Family: Fringillidae

Finches are small to moderately large seed-eating passerine birds with a strong beak, usually conical and in some species very large. All have 12 tail feathers and nine primary flight feathers. Finches have a bouncing flight, alternating bouts of flapping with gliding on closed wings, and most sing well.

  • Brambling, Fringilla montifringilla
  • Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch, Leucosticte tephrocotis
  • Pine Grosbeak, Pinicola enucleator
  • Purple Finch, Haemorhous purpureus
  • Cassin's Finch, Haemorhous cassinii
  • House Finch, Haemorhous mexicanus
  • Red Crossbill, Loxia curvirostra
  • White-winged Crossbill, Loxia leucoptera
  • Common Redpoll, Acanthis flammea
  • Hoary Redpoll, Acanthis hornemanni
  • Pine Siskin, Spinus pinus
  • Lesser Goldfinch, Spinus psaltria (A)
  • American Goldfinch, Spinus tristis
  • Evening Grosbeak, Coccothraustes vespertinus

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