Fringilla coelebs - Chaffinch


Fringilla coelebs - Chaffinch

In my garden the chaffinch seems the most shy although they are regular visitors I struggle to get a good phot of them. The female is rather dull compared to the male which has a lovely peachy pink chest and a slate blue crown to the head. The young look very much like the female. Wingspan is about 14 - 15cm.



Insects are the primary food for Chaffinches. They generally seem to feed on the ground in my garden but do occasionally visit the seed feeders.

The nest is usually in hedges or the fork of a branch and the eggs are normally a redish brown with black markings. One brood a year is the norm.











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