common chaffinch

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Fringilla coelebs


common chaffinch (plural common chaffinches)

  1. A bird of the species Fringilla coelebs, principally native to Europe.



geographic distribution of the common chaffinch
Subspecies of the coelebs group
 Yellow: breeding summer visitor
  Green: breeding resident
  Blue: non-breeding winter visitor
  Olive: human-introduced populations
    (New Zealand, South Africa)
Subspecies of the spodiogenys group
  Dark red: breeding resident
Subspecies of the canariensis group
  Pink: breeding resident

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