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linnet

small songbird in the family Fringillidae. Called also Carduelis cannabina.
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Red bird in a brown bag: the function and evolution of colorful plumage in the house finch.
House Finch (N = 1031), American Goldfinch (N = 536), and House Sparrow (N = 155) had their greatest abundance at small seeds, and had significantly greater abundances at the small 51.
Overall, we feel our controls represented stable, natural interaction patterns for the house finch with which to compare our experimental results.
TABULAR DATA OMITTED In general, the choosiness of an individual should be proportional to its parental investment (Trivers 1972); thus, in a species like the house finch in which males invest substantially in young (Hill 1991, 1993b), male mate choice is expected.
Reservoir competence values expressed as the duration and magnitude of infectious-level viremia were evaluated for 25 bird species and shown to be highest for passerine birds, including the blue jay, common grackle, house finch, American crow, house sparrow, and American robin (29).
Papers in several publications, including the April 1998 JOURNAL OF WILDLIFE DISEASES, are tracking the spread and impact of a house finch disease.
Small birds like goldfinch, house finch, titmice, nuthatch, redpolls, siskins, and chickadees can sit on the perches, but larger birds such as jays, starlings and blackbirds, which are often considered nuisance birds, are unable to get a secure foothold on the small metal perches.
Mycoplasma gallisepticum has been isolated from various species of free-living birds, and we, therefore, tested the hypothesis that bird species other than the main host, the house finch (Carpodacus mexicanus), could play a role in the epidemiology of the infection.
4) Fish Crow (Corvus ossifragus) 1 1 1 American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 7 1 1 Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 1 0 0 Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) 2 1 1 Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) 1 1 1 Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 1 0 0 Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 3 3 2 House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) 2 0 0 House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 6 5 3 Total all species 193 156 (80.
Random amplification of polymorphic DNA (RAPD) of house finch and other songbird isolates has suggested that a single "strain" initiated this outbreak.
ENCINO - A tiny house finch squirms in Jacqueline Spoehel's hands as she draws blood from its jugular.
The resulting epidemic of M gallisepticum conjunctivitis severely decreased house finch abundance and the continuing endemic disease in the eastern range has been associated with repeating seasonal peaks of conjunctivitis and limitation of host populations.