Male Chaffinch


Scientific name: Fringilla coelebs

Did you know that Chaffinches are one of the UK’s most common and widespread birds? These delightful birds can be found in a variety of habitats across the country, from gardens and parks to forests and mountains.

Chaffinches are highly adaptable birds
They are able to exploit a wide range of food sources, including seeds, fruits, and insects.

They’re a joy to watch as they flit from branch to branch, searching for insects and other food
With their striking blue-gray upperparts, rust-colored underparts, and distinctive pink breast, Chaffinches are a true feast for the eyes.

These birds are known for their beautiful and intricate songs
The males have a rich, melodic repertoire of songs, which they use to attract mates and establish territory.

The Chaffinch truly is a beautiful and fascinating bird that is a delight to observe in the UK’s natural environment. 

Chaffinch Images

Male Chaffinch Male
Female Chaffinch Female
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Facts About The Chaffinch

Diet: Chaffinches eat insects and seeds
Bird Family: Finches
Length: 14cm
Wingspan: 24 - 29cm
Weight: 17 - 30g
Scientific Name: Fringilla coelebs

The Chaffinch Can Be Seen In The UK During The Following Months

  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December