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Chaffinch, Pinzón común

Fringilla coelebs

Description:

Chaffinch is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae. It is easy to identify due to its large double white wing bars, white tail edges and greenish rump. It is 14–16 cm long. The breeding male is unmistakable, with his reddish underparts and a blue-grey cap. The female is drabber and greener, but still obvious.

Habitat:

It uses a range of habitats, but open woodland is favoured, although it is common in gardens and on farmland. This one was spotted in Mediterranean forest, between Holm oak trees at Parque Nacional de Monfragüe

Notes:

Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/200 sec. f/7.1 ISO Speed Rating: 200. Focal Length: 300.0 mm.

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6 Comments

arlanda
arlanda 8 years ago

Thanks Jeannette

arlanda
arlanda 8 years ago

Thanks Satyen

Jeannette
Jeannette 8 years ago

Nice shot :)

arlanda
arlanda 8 years ago

Thanks Karen

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Lovely!

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Nice spotting!

arlanda
Spotted by
arlanda

Torrejón el Rubio, Extremadura, Spain

Spotted on Apr 3, 2012
Submitted on May 17, 2012

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