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Bird Chaffinch

Chaffinch - Photo  Copyright 2003 Gary Bradley
Photo: G. Bradley

UK Safari Tip:
Get help identifying birds with the superbly illustrated "Top 50 Garden Birds" identification chart - click here

Latin name: Fringilla coelebs

Size: Approximately 15cms.

Distribution: Found throughout the UK

Months seen: All year round

Food: Seeds and insects

Habitat: Gardens, woodlands and farmland.

Special features: This is one of our commonest birds. It is estimated that there are around seven million pairs in Britain. The male has a pinkish red breast and a grey head, while the female has a light brown breast and a brown head.


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