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Common Chaffinch; Pinzón vulgar

Fringilla coelebs

Description:

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. Eats insects in summer, mostly caterpillars from foliage; otherwise takes seeds, shoots, and berries; visits bird-tables for seed mixtures, especially sunflower seeds. Direct flight, quite quick, undulating; with bursts of wingbeats between glides with wings closed.

Habitat:

Evergreen oak forest

Notes:

Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/160 sec.; f/6.3; ISO Speed Rating: 800. Exposure Bias: +1 EV. Focal Length: 300.0 mm. No flash

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arlanda

Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain

Spotted on May 16, 2014
Submitted on Jun 26, 2014

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