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.

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Details & Statistics

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Hatched on 28 July 2013
Scientific Name
Coccothraustes coccothraustes
  • Passeriformes
  • Fringillidae
  • Coccothraustes
  • C. coccothraustes
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 5 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
6.5 to 7 inches
11.4 to 13 inches
1.7 to 2.2 ounces

International Names

Chinese (汉语) 锡嘴雀
Czech (Cesky) dlask tlustozobý
Danish (Dansk) Kernebider
Dutch (Nederlands) Appelvink
Finnish (Suomi) nokkavarpunen
French (Français) Gros-bec casse-noyaux
German (Deutsch) Kernbeißer
Italian (Italiano) Frosone
Japanese (日本語) シメ [shime]
Norwegian (Norsk) Kjernebiter
Polish (Polski) grubodziób
Russian (русский язык) Дубонос
Spanish (Español) Picogordo Común
Swedish (Svenska) Stenknäck
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