Common Chaffinch

Other Names: beech finch, horse finch, buck finch, roberd, boldie, shellapple shiltie (all UK regional); brichtie, brisk finch, briskie, bullspink, bully, charbob, daffinch, maze finch, pea finch, pine finch, snabby (all 19th century).

Distribution: Resident throughout Europe; some populations summer in Russia and Scandinavia and winter discontinuously throughout the Middle East. A subspecies is resident in North Africa, and populations have been introduced in South Africa and New Zealand.

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     Summer      Resident      Winter      Introduced
     canariensis      spodiogenys

Description:

Size: 13-14 cm in length with a 25-27 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Both sexes have large double white wing bars, white tail edges and a greenish rump. Breeding males have a distinctive reddish underside, face, and upper back, and a blue-grey cap. Females are overall drabber and greener. The legs and beak are gray and the eyes are black.

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Common Chaffinch

Common Chaffinch

Bill Shape
cone
Eats
apple-slices
commercial-mixed-bird-seed
fruit
millet
peanut-kernels
safflower
suet
Regions
labrador
maine
massachusetts
new foundland
new hampshire
nova scotia
quebec
Tail Shape
notched-tail
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Habitat
Forests
Color
buff
black
Body Shape
perching
Size
small
Order
perching birds or songbirds - passeriformes
finches - fringillidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species