Carduelinae
Carduelinae Carduelinae n. a subfamily of birds consisting of the old world finches, many of which have taken up residence in the Americas; -- it is a subgroup of finches used in some classifications, in which the {Fringillidae} are divided into two subfamilies, the {Carduelinae} (including the goldfinches, siskins, redpolls, crossbills, and linnets) and {Fringillinae} (the brambling and the chaffinches). The siskins and goldfinches have migrated as far south as the southern end of South America. --T. M. Shortt.

Syn: subfamily {Carduelinae}. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]


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