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Fringilla coelebs
(Squad Passerine, the Suborder of the Singers, a Family of Finches, Subfamily True finches)


Finch is the most numerous bird of our forests. Just melted the snow appeared first pale white heads of snowdrops, and have already heard casino, sonorous song of this bird. Finches come to us from the distant shores of Africa early: first - males, they lifted females. To know these birds can be beautiful coloration: brownish-gray back, as if parched breast and white with black stripes wings. Settles Finch often in deciduous forests; also loves thick spruce and pine forest. Deaf, overgrown places is avoided, as is often omitted for food on the ground. Here its seeds attract different shrubs, weeds, plants, cereals.


The nest of the Chaffinch is a clever structure in the form of a deep bowl with thick walls, lined with lichens and thin films of birch bark. For extreme strength it optiverse more and cobwebs. Inside the floor is very similar to fluffy, soft, warm blanket made of horse hair, wool, feathers and down. Placed the nest in the fork of the trunk or a bough. Appeared in a short time the Chicks are kept separately at first, but already in July start along with older birds to roam the edges of woods and glades. With the cold weather, when the leaves of the trees will shed away, a young and busy family will leave our forests and will go out again in the distant Sunny and hot Africa.

The voice of the Finch:

Used in text:
A. Gorbunova. "Migratory and wintering birds of Russia. Thematic dictionary in pictures"
Artist: Catherine Reznichenko


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