meaning of carduelinae

carduelinae meaning in General Dictionary

a subfamily of wild birds consisting of the old world finches some of which took up residence within the Americas it really is a subgroup of finches found in some classifications when the Fringillidae are divided in to two subfamilies the Carduelinae like the goldfinches siskins redpolls crossbills and linnets and Fringillinae the brambling as well as the chaffinches The siskins and goldfinches have actually migrated as far south as south end of South America

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  • used in some classifications for a subgroup of finches