A chaffinch high up in a red beech tree. There were five birds making loud repetitive "chirp chirp chirp" calls up in the beech canopy.
Adult male Chaffinch around Shanghai Bay boat ramp, Lake Mahinapua.
A female chaffinch, killed this morning alongside its mate, by a car.
The Common Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs), usually known simply as the Chaffinch is a common and widespread small passerine bird in the finch family. The male is brightly coloured with a blue-grey cap and rust-red underparts. The female is much duller in colouring but both sexes have two contrasting white wings-bars and white sides to the tail. The male bird has a strong voice and sings from exposed perches to attract a mate.