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Common Chaffinch, Pinzón vulgar

Fringilla coelebs


Catched at the act of singing. The Common Chaffinch's large double white wing bars, white tail edges and greenish rump easily identify this 14–16 cm long species. The breeding male is unmistakable, with his reddish underparts and a blue-grey cap. The female is drabber and greener, but still obvious.


Holm oak forest


Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/250 sec.; f/8; ISO Speed Rating: 800. Exposure Bias: +1 EV. Focal Length: 300.0 mm.

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Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 7 years ago

It could be so Arlanda, but I think maybe they stay at the coast line during winter and then they starts to move when the snow start melting..

arlanda 7 years ago

Thanks GunawanMuhammad

GunawanMuhammad 7 years ago

So Beautiful :)

arlanda 7 years ago

Thanks Stian. In Spain the common chaffinch is resident all the year. I read in Wikipedia ( that in Sweden, so I guess also in Norway, females depart during the winter but the males remain there. Is it true?

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 7 years ago

Great pictures Arlanda! I saw the first one this year, yesterday :)

arlanda 7 years ago

Thanks SnowyBro

SnowyBro 7 years ago

Real nice shots!

arlanda 7 years ago

Gracias Gerardo

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 7 years ago

Nice series :)

arlanda 7 years ago

Thanks Elsa

Elsa 7 years ago

Beautifully backlit photos and nice that you caught him in the act ;)

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Tres Cantos, Madrid, Spain

Spotted on Apr 1, 2013
Submitted on Apr 16, 2013

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