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.
Their diet mainly consists of small invertebrates, seeds and buds.
This small to medium sized finch is a breeding resident found throughout the UK apart from the far west of northern Scotland. A social bird, it often feeds in flocks throughout the year.
An exquisite little bird, distinguished by red face and characteristic bright yellow wing bands.
This medium sized finch is a specialised feeder with a chunky downwards curving beak which is crossed at its end giving rise to its descriptive name.
With its powerful voice and frequent singing, the chaffinch is one of the birds most heard in woodland and parks.