Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


The Sparrows, Buntings, and Crossbills belong to the same family.

The only other members of the Finch family that concern us are the buntings.

In the room there were at least a dozen and a half of buntings, titmice, finches.

“On which meanwhile the buntings are—” thought Pan Stanislav.

Larks are seen in buntings, and a wren's song entrances like Philomel's.

The English sparrows and buntings are harsh-voiced, and their songs, when they have songs, are crude.

Heavy is the toll which the buntings levy on the ripening grain.

The Buntings (Emberizid) are intimately associated with the Passerine birds.

Chaffinches are taken in nooses among the corn, as are larks and buntings.

It includes the buntings, the snow-flake, the yellow-hammer, and reed sparrow.