The Chaffinch is a cute little bird in the finch family. It is a common backyard bird in western Europe where it feeds on seeds. Chicks are fed insects in the nest. The breeding male is strikingly colored with a slate-blue cap and rusty red breast and face.
Chaffinches are widespread and very familiar throughout Europe. It is the most common finch in western Europe and ranges into western Asia, northwestern Africa, the Canary Islands and Madeira. On Tenerife and Gran Canaria, it coexists with its sister species, the endemic Blue Chaffinch.