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Scientific name:  Fringilla montifringilla

Size:  Approx 15cm

Distribution:  Found throughout the UK

Months seen:  September to May

Habitat:  Woodlands, fields and gardens

Food:  Seeds and insects

Special features:  Bramblings are similar in size and shape to chaffinches.  Male Bramblings have a glossy black head in summer, and an orange breast with white belly with some brown spotting on the flanks .  In winter the head is a pale grey colour.

Female Bramblings have similar markings but the head is light brown with a grey collar and two black stripes running from the beak, over the top of the head, to the back of the neck.

Both males and females have a white rump and black tail.  Being finches, they have short, conical beaks, which is orange-brown with a black tip.  In summer the beak of the male is all black.

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