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adult male Irving bird by J.J. Audubon -- CLICK HERE for the Audubon Society website...

Irving bird \'er-ven 'burd\ n - The evening grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus), a type of finch, and a common sight in the Counties; "Jeepers, them Irving birds ate up all my grass seed." The bird is so called because of a perceived resemblance to the fleet vehicles of New Brunswick's own Irving Oil Limited, another common sight in the Counties. This perception is owing to the grosbeak's gold-colored plumage (similar to the Irving fleet's corporate gold), and its peculiar habit of loitering at roadsides, much as oil delivery trucks do. See also: patridge. NEXT»

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