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Hawaiian Goose

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Hawaiian Goose

  • Branta sandvicensis
  • Ducks & Geese

About the Hawfinch

The Hawfinch is a large-sized finch that lives across much of Europe and temperate Asia. In Europe, most birds are resident (meaning they don't migrate); in Asia many birds summer and winter in different locations.

Hawfinches are recognized by their bulky body, large head, and massive bill. Their plumage is a pleasing mix of orangish-brown, tan, brown, black, and white. Males and females look alike.

The Hawfinch has a large natural range. The population trend is stable and the conservation status is Least Concern as of July 2013.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 28 July 2013
Scientific Name Coccothraustes coccothraustes
  • Passeriformes
  • Fringillidae
  • Coccothraustes
  • C. coccothraustes
Birdorable Family Finches
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 27 July 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
6.5 to 7 inches
11.4 to 13 inches
1.7 to 2.2 ounces

International Names

  • 锡嘴雀 (Chinese)
  • dlask tlustozobý (Czech)
  • Kernebider (Danish)
  • Appelvink (Dutch)
  • nokkavarpunen (Finnish)
  • Gros-bec casse-noyaux (French)
  • Kernbeißer (German)
  • Frosone (Italian)
  • シメ [shime] (Japanese)
  • Kjernebiter (Norwegian)
  • grubodziób (Polish)
  • Дубонос (Russian)
  • Picogordo Común (Spanish)
  • Stenknäck (Swedish)

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