The Sinai Peninsula, a bridge between Africa and Asia, is not only rich in history and culture but also a hotspot for birdwatchers from around the globe. Among the feathered treasures to be found here, the Common Rosefinch stands out as a particular gem, captivating birders with... Read more »
The Common Rosefinch is the most widespread and common rosefinch of Europe, where it has spread westward from Asia. Common Rosefinches breed from Sweden in the west to Afghanistan in the south and Japan in the east.
The mature male has brilliant rosy-carmine head, breast and rump. In the summer Common Rosefinches are found in thickets, woodland and forest edges near rivers and in winter in gardens and orchards, swampy vegetation and locally in dry oak woods.