Chaffinch

About the Chaffinch

Also known as: Spink

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.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 28 February 2008
Scientific Name
Fringilla coelebs
  • Passeriformes
  • Fringillidae
  • Fringilla
  • F. coelebs
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 29 November 2017)
LC
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Measurements
Units: Imperial / Metric
5.5 to 6.3 inches

Range

International Names

Czech Pěnkava Obecná
Danish Bogfinke
Dutch Vink
Finnish Peippo
French Pinson des Arbres
German Buchfink
Italian Fringuello
Japanese ズアオアトリ (Zuaoatori)
Norwegian Bokfink
Polish Zięba
Russian Зяблик
Spanish Pinzón Vulgar
Swedish Bofink
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