Hawfinch

Coccothraustes coccothraustes

Hawfinch

Hawfinch

Quick Facts

Classification

Scientific name:

Coccothraustes coccothraustes

Family:

Finches

Conservation status:

Red

Measurements

Length:

18cm

Wingspan:

29cm to 33cm

Weight:

48g to 62g

About the Hawfinch

Hawfinches are secretive and shy birds, which makes them quite difficult to spot although they are the largest member of the finch family here in the UK.

They have large, powerful dark beaks and feather colourings of oranges, browns, whites and dark detailing on the outer wing.

In recent years, traditional breeding areas have severely declined.

What does a Hawfinch eat?

Their diets mainly consist of seeds, shoots and buds.

Learn more about the Hawfinch

Other birds in the Finches family

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