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Chaffinch (f)
30-MAR-2005 Gary Martin

Chaffinch (f)

WWT Llanelli, UK

Fringilla coelebs
The chaffinch is the UK’s 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.

Canon EOS 300D Digital Rebel ,Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
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Amateur birdwatcher 10-May-2012 20:11
There are 2 female chaffinches which regularly feed on bird feeders in my garden, as well as a male and female bullfinch, several greenfinches and goldfinches. They enjoy sunflower hearts.
Frau Nünnke 28-Mar-2011 10:26
Ich fahre nach Israel
Michelle 04-Apr-2007 01:03
I like the info that you have. But, can you leave a map of where it lives?