A very striking colourful bird which is one of the most common in Britain.
The male bird is has a blue/grey head and neck, red breast and cheeks and a chestnut back.
The female is less colourful with brown/grey appearance on the back and head and a paler, off-white chest. Both have white bars on the wings.
The chaffinch is seen in Britain all year round, but the population increases in winter with migration from Northern Europe.
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