Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Brambling - Fringilla montifringilla
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General Comments Accidental. A winter-plumaged Brambling was videotaped at a feeder in Brevard (Transylvania) on 31 Oct 1998* [Chat 65:86 link]. The videotape was viewed and accepted by the NC BRC, and it is held at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences for permanent documentation of this first state record. Sadly, this amazing record has never been published in full, nor has a still frame from the video been published. Thus, birders and others have no details available to judge for themselves that this common Eurasian species miraculously appeared at a feeder in the mountains, on Halloween!
Breeding Status Nonbreeder
NC BRC List Definitive
State Status
U.S. Status
State Rank SA
Global Rank G5
Coastal Plain No records.
Piedmont No records.
Mountains One record (see above).
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Attribution LeGrand[2018-02-01], LeGrand[2012-11-09], LeGrand[2011-12-19]
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