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Brambling (Fringilla montifringilla)

Generally less common and not nearly so ubiquitous as the Chaffinch, the Brambling can nevertheless gather in gigantic flocks in winter, especially in central Europe. In the west, their numbers fluctuate from year to year with the food supply, especially … Continue reading

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Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)

One of Europe‚Äôs most abundant birds, the Chaffinch forms an obvious species pair with the Brambling.The two often feed together outside the breeding season; their general shape, pattern, and behaviour are very similar. Chaffinches breed in separate territories, proclaimed by … Continue reading

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FINCHES Family Fringillidae

FINCHES THERE ARE TWO MAIN groups of finches, the Fringilla species (Chaffinch and Brambling) and the Cardueline finches. The Chaffinch and Brambling are clearly closely related, their different colours arranged in very similar patterns; they have the same basic shape … Continue reading

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