CHAFFINCH

The Common Chaffinch is a common and widespread bird and as the name suggests is a member of the Finch family.  There are currently between 5 and 6 million pairs resident and breeding in the UK and will often be seen feeding in woodlands, farmlands and gardens.  The male has a blue / grey cap and rusty red breast and face, while the female is a pale brown & olive colour.  There are 4 other species of Chaffinch not found in the UK: La Palma, Madeiran, Gran Canaria Blue and Tenerife Blue.

Length: 14.5cm (5¾in)

Wingspan: 25-28cm (10-11in)

Weight: 19-23g (¾oz)

Average Life: 2-5 years

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