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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Fringillidae.


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  • This month I have chosen the Chaffinch (Latin name Fringilla coelebs) The Chaffinch is our commonest finch, The male Chaffinch has red-buff head pink breast and cheeks, blue-grey crown and nape, and chestnut brown back.

    Whitehaven News headlines

  • This month the bird of the month was the Chaffinch: (Latin name Fringilla coelebs) Length:

    Whitehaven News headlines

  • On the sides of the hills are owls and burrowing owls (Strix) which live in hollows they make in the ground: clouds of robins (Turdus) and green and violet grackles; sparrows (Fringilla) with thick blue beaks; pheasants (Fatianus) etc.

    Did you know? The first scientific account of Lake Chapala comes from 1839

  • Only 16 birds are recorded, most noticeable among them being the blue chaffinch Fringilla teydea teydea, the wild canary Serinus canaria, Berthelot's pipit Anthus berthelotii berthelotii, the commonest bird, kestrel Falco tinnunculus canariensis, long eared owl Asio otus canariensis and Barbary partridge Alectoris barbara.

    Teide National Park, Spain

  • In addition to supporting Columba trocaz, several forest areas are also very important for a number of Madeiran subspecies, notably the birds of prey and passerines living within the forest canopy such Madeira chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs maderensis) and Madeira firecrest (Regulus ignicapillus maderensis).

    Madeira evergreen forests

  • Accomplishments thus far include recovery plans and the reintroduction of the giant lizard of El Hierro (Gallotia simonyi machadoi); the conservation of Chiroptera and invertebrates in volcanic cavities; the conservation of five priority species of the Canarian sub-humid montane layer (monteverde); and the conservation of endemic birds, such as the Gran Canaria blue chaffinch (Fringilla teydea polatzeki), dark and white tailed laurel pigeons (Columba bolli, C. junoniae), and others.

    Canary Islands dry woodlands and forests

  • Four birds are endemic to the ecoregion, Bolle's pigeon (Columba bollii), Laurel pigeon (Columba junoniae, VU), Canary Islands finch (Fringilla teydea), and Canary Islands kinglet (Regulus teneriffae).

    Canary Islands dry woodlands and forests

  • Species that do not cross the river from the west include: Gallinago megala, Acrocephalus schoenobaenus, Fringilla coelebs, Luscinia luscinia, Corvus corone cornix.

    East Siberian taiga

  • The common Snow-Birds (_Fringilla nivalis_) are more interesting as individuals, but they are never seen in compact flocks.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 17, March, 1859

  • They have many of the habits of the common Hair-Bird, (_Fringilla socialis_,) assembling around our houses and barns, and picking up crumbs of bread and other fragments of food.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 17, March, 1859


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