Definition of Grass finch

1. Noun. Usually brightly-colored Australian weaverbirds; often kept as cage birds.

Exact synonyms: Grassfinch
Generic synonyms: Weaver, Weaver Finch, Weaverbird
Group relationships: Genus Poephila, Poephila
Specialized synonyms: Poephila Castanotis, Zebra Finch

2. Noun. Common North American finch noted for its evening song.
Exact synonyms: Pooecetes Gramineus, Vesper Sparrow
Generic synonyms: New World Sparrow
Group relationships: Genus Pooecetes, Pooecetes

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Literary usage of Grass finch

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1. Report (1900)
"The grass finch, Vesper Sparrow or Bay-winged Bunting, as it is variously and correctly called in different places, is one of the ground nesting species ..."

2. Annual Report of the United States Geological Survey of the Territories by Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden (1873)
"This bird — a mere western variety of our common grass-finch orbay- ... It was similar in material and situation to that of the grass-finch (P. ..."

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