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Chaffinch - juvenile

Observed: 12th July 2013 By: lb2668
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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs) interacts

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Age

Certainly a Chaffinch, but a fully grown female, rather than a juvenile. A juvenile would have smoother, fresher plumage...the feathers here can be seen to be rather worn, as a bird having carried these feathers through the winter.

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ophrys's picture

Age

Certainly a Chaffinch, but a fully grown female, rather than a juvenile. A juvenile would have smoother, fresher plumage...the feathers here can be seen to be rather worn, as a bird having carried these feathers through the winter.

Ian
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Thanks

Thanks for that. I wasn't too sure but, after having a look through some other peoples pics, I can see exactly what you mean about the feathers. Cheers.