Name: Chaffinch

Scientific name: Fringilla coelebs

Category: Birds

Nature Stars: 10

What are nature stars?

About: A very common sparrow-sized finch of gardens, woodland, parks and farmland. Chaffinches build neat bowl-shaped nests in trees and shrubs. They feed on seeds and insects. Chaffinches are present all year round.

How to identify: Unmistakeable. The male is one of the most colourful birds in Britain. Females are less streaky than female House Sparrows and have white shoulder patches and bars in the wing.

Where: Widespread

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 20
  • Agility: 60
  • Rarity: 10
  • Cute factor: 60
  • Traveller: 60

Fantastic fact: The Chaffinch is known as the Bachelor Finch: the males spend the winter near to the breeding territories while the females migrate to winter further south.

Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc

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