Chaffinch, Common


Name: Chaffinch, Common

Scientific name: Fringilla coelebs

Type: Finches and Sparrows

Color: Brown,Cream,Grey

Habitat: Fields

Size: 15cm

Conservation status:



A medium-sized finch. Male is easily identified by blue-grey head, chestnut back, pinkish breast and 2 white wing-bars. Female is more nondescript but can be told by white wing-bars, white outer tail feathers and brownish to olive brown upperparts. Undulating flight with wings closed every few beats. Feeds mainly on ground where it moves rather jerkily.

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