Common Chaffinch

Fringilla coelebs

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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 wing bars and white sides to the tail. The male bird has a strong voice and sings from exposed perches to attract a mate.

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  1. (c) Stefan Jansson, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), http://www.flickr.com/photos/41894180985@N01/3548592375
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fringilla_coelebs

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