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Observed: 16th January 2012 By: ianbarnettianbarnett’s reputation in Birdsianbarnett’s reputation in Birdsianbarnett’s reputation in Birdsianbarnett’s reputation in Birds
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs) interacts


ophrys's picture


A female Chaffinch, but one fluffed up, which is hiding the distinctive wing pattern. A female Siskin would have streaking on the back and would show a smaller beak with more streaking and some yellow on the face, among other differences.


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David Jardine's picture

Tail colour

The lack of yellow in the tail is a useful clue which rules out Siskin

chrisbrooks's picture


OK thanks, it's just that I've never seen such a green looking Chaffinch before.

leenestofvipers's picture


Shes been ringed I see :)

chrisbrooks's picture


I've blown up the image of the ring but I cannot make out anything useful, you may do better though.

David Jardine's picture

Ring 'upside down'

The ring is upside down, with the very small text at the bottom saying something like 'inform Brit Museum' - the larger digits at the top are upside down numbers, but there are insufficient digits visible to get the 7 digits of an A sized ring required to identify the individual bird.

ianbarnett's picture

thanks everyone. Really

thanks everyone. Really surprised. Didnt think it was a chaffinch, but have learned something here