Kiziroglu (1989) considered Acrocephalus schoenobaenus, Alauda arvensis, Ardea cinerea, Botaurus stellaris, Circus aeruginosus, Columba palumbus, Fulica atra, Gallinula chloropus, Haliaeetus albicilla, Lullula arborea, Motacilla cinerea, Otis tarda, Otus scops, Oenanthe oenanthe, Phoenicurus phoenicurus, Podiceps cristatus, Podiceps nigricollis, Rallus aquaticus, Saxicola rubetra, Saxicola torquata, Tachybaptus ruficollis, Turdus philomelos and Vanellus vanellus to be local resident species were identified to be summer migrants, while Aegithalos caudatus, Anser anser, Coccothraustes coccothraustes
and Regulus regulus reported to be local residents were found to be winter migrants during the present study.
cristatus, Certhia familiaris, Oriolus oriolus, Nucifraga caryocatactes, Pyrrhula pyrrhula, and Coccothraustes coccothraustes
were classified as woodland species.
Three new species, each representing a subgenus of genus Laminosioptes, were described in black-tailed hawfinch Coccothraustes
migratorius (Passeriformes), Columbigallina minuta (Columbiformes) and in quaker parrot Myiopsitta monachus (Psittaciformes), all found under the skin of birds which had died in the Antwerp Zoo after a short time in captivity (FAIN, 1981).
The evening grosbeak (Coccothraustes
vespertinus) is a large, gregarious finch with an unusually bulky bill--once you've seen one, it is difficult to confuse this bird with other species.
purpureus (Gmelin), purple I O finch Coccothraustes
vespertinus I R (Cooper), evening grosbeak Fringilla montifringilla Linnaeus, I R brambling Loxia curvirostra Linnaeus, red N R crossbill L.
Moreover, as Arthur Cleveland Bent, the legendary compiler of avian life histories, observed: "Ordinarily, the species is not crespular, and in fact it might better be called 'morning grosbeak' for it is most active early in the day." Yet while taxonomists move the bird from genus to genus to genus--currently it's Coccothraustes
, which reflects a close kinship to the Old World hawfinch--that poetic popular name has survived.