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Chaffinch

Observed: 2nd February 2005 By: allrounderallrounder’s reputation in Birdsallrounder’s reputation in Birdsallrounder’s reputation in Birdsallrounder’s reputation in Birds
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Description:

Male and female/1st winter Chaffinch. The second picture captures the characteristic green rump

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs) interacts

Comments

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Female

The second picture is definitely a female. It may be a first winter, as well, but certainly is not a young male. The rounded tips to the tail feathers and the well marked tertials might suggest it is an adult female, though some young birds do moult these feathers in their first autumn and so look very like adults.

Ian
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