Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Hawfinch (Coecothranstes vulgaris), a British finch, widely distributed in Europe end temperate Asia, and sometimes called the Common Grosbeak. The adult male is about six inches long; the plumage above is of various shades of brown, with a broad band of grey on the neck; the wings are black, with the greater coverts white, and the under surface is vinous red.