From Tolkien Gateway
Finches was one of the many species of birds found in Middle-earth. In the song In Western Lands sung by Samwise Gamgee in the Tower of Cirith Ungol, he mentions that in western lands "the merry finches sing".
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Tower of Cirith Ungol"
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "The Gathering of the Clouds".
- J.R.R. Tolkien, "Qenya Noun Structure", in Parma Eldalamberon XXI (edited by Christopher Gilson, Patrick H. Wynne and Arden R. Smith), p. 14
- J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún, pp. 116-117, 214-215