Common Rosefinch

Carpodacus erythrinus




14.5cm to 15cm


22cm to 26cm


21g to 27g

Common Rosefinch

About the Common Rosefinch

Also known as the scarlet rosefinch, the common rosefinch is a bird comparable to the size of a sparrow. They have streaked breasts, forked tails and a pale belly.

Males older than one, have a scarlet breast, rump and head. Females and juveniles have a steaky brown head and can often resemble a small corn bunting.

Predominately, the common rosefinch breeds in northern Asia and central and eastern Europe. They only breed in the UK occasionally. In the winter they migrate to the south-east europe.

What does a Common Rosefinch eat?

Their diet mainly consists of small invertebrates, seeds and buds.

Other birds in the Finches family

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