Fringilla coelebs

Interesting facts: The chaffinch has a distinctive powerful song, which can be heard from the end of February when the winter is mild. Its monotonous “trub” is thought to indicate coming rain. Due to its bright colourful plumage, it used to be kept in cages. The species lives preferentially in woods. But it can also be found in parks and gardens.

Characteristics: In the mating colours, the males have a blue-green crown and back; overall impression of the plumage: predominantly beige to brown; wings with two distinct while wing bands; hops mechanically on the ground

Body length: Less than 20 cm (sparrow length)

Distribution: The most common finch in Central Europe, in all types of woods, gardens, parks, cemeteries, open man-made landscapes, urban areas and towns