Chaffinch

£17.50

Height 12 cm (4.75″)

Plump with medium size bill and long wings. White shoulder patch and a white stripe on its wing,

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Description

Plump with medium size bill and long wings. White shoulder patch and a white stripe on its wing, its tail is quite long with outer white feathers. Rump is greenish with under parts of pinkish brown. Flight is undulating forming flocks outside breeding season. They will sometimes form flocks with other finches and sparrows. Perches in trees and bushes but feeds on the ground. Eats seeds from pants and in summer feeds on insects especially enjoying caterpillars. Generally never moving more than 5km from hatching chaffinches are one of the most widespread birds in Britain. Its call which is heard throughout the year is a loud ‘pink,pink’ and sings in thrills that accelerate and end with a flourish

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Weight .3 kg

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