Common Rosefinch

About the Common Rosefinch

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.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 03 September 2007
Scientific Name
Carpodacus Erythrinus
  • Passeriformes
  • Fringillidae
  • Carpodacus
  • C. erythrinus
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 7 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
6 inches


International Names

Czech (Cesky) Hýl Rudý
Danish (Dansk) Karmindompap
Dutch (Nederlands) Roodmus
Finnish (Suomi) Punavarpunen
French (Français) Roselin Cramoisi
German (Deutsch) Karmingimpell
Italian (Italiano) Ciuffolotto Scarlatto
Japanese (日本語) アカマシコ (Akamashiko)
Korean (한국어) 적원자 (Jeogwonja)
Norwegian (Norsk) Rosenfink
Polish (Polski) Dziwonia
Russian (русский язык) Обыкновенная чечевица
Spanish (Español) Camachuelo Carminoso
Swedish (Svenska) Rosenfink
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