Male chaffinch - Fringilla coelebs Fringilla coelebs


Size: 6 inches (15 cm)
Habitat: Woodland, hedgerows, fields, parks and gardens
Feeding: Seeds, grain and insects
Eggs: 4 - 5 off white eggs with red/brown blotches laid from April to early June, incubation 12 - 14 days
Male Chaffinch    

A very striking colourful bird which is one of the most common in Britain.

The male bird is has a blue/grey head and neck, red breast and cheeks and a chestnut back.

The female is less colourful with brown/grey appearance on the back and head and a paler, off-white chest. Both have white bars on the wings.

The chaffinch is seen in Britain all year round, but the population increases in winter with migration from Northern Europe.

Male chaffinch - Fringilla coelebs
    Male Chaffinch


Male chaffinch - Fringilla coelebs  
Male Chaffinch    


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