Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)

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15 cm 22g


Chaffinch are probably the second commonest breeding bird, and is arguably the most colourful of the UK's finches. Its patterned plumage helps it to blend in when feeding on the ground and it becomes most obvious when it flies, revealing a flash of white on the wings and white outer tail feathers. It does not feed openly on bird feeders - it prefers to hop about under the bird table or under the hedge. You’ll usually hear chaffinches before you see them, with their loud song and varied calls.




Where does the Chaffinch live?

Anywhere with trees and bushes, including coniferous and deciduous woodland, farmland hedgerows, parks and rural and suburban gardens.Around the UK in woodlands, hedgerows, fields, parks and gardens anywhere.

When Do They Breed ?

April to July , 3 - 6 Eggs , Incubation 11 - 13 days , Young fledging in 13 - 14 Days. Nests in trees

What does it eat?

Insects and seeds.

What does it sound like?

Fast, descending song phrase; 'pink, pink' calls.

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When to see it

All year round.

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