14 November, 2009

Eurasian Chaffinch

Scientific Name: Fringilla coelebs

Population Estimate: 500M - 1.5B

Range / Habitat: This bird is widespread and very familiar throughout Europe. It is the most common finch in western Europe, Its range extends into western Asia, northwestern Africa, and Macaronesia, where it has many distinctive island forms.

Field Notes: The Common Chaffinch's large double white wing bars, white tail edges and greenish rump easily identify this 14–16 cm long species. The breeding male is unmistakable, with his reddish underparts and a blue-grey cap. The female is drabber and greener, but still obvious.

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