Common Chaffinch male (Fringilla coelebs)
Small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae.The Common Chaffinch's are 14-16 cm long and have large double white wing bars, white tail edges and greenish rump. The breeding male shows reddish underparts and a blue-grey cap.
Habitat: They are common sight in woods and grasslands all over Scotland. This one was found in the Isle of Mull and was quite tame, which allowed some nice close ups.
The common chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs), usually known simply as the chaffinch, is a common and widespread small passerine bird in the finch family. The male is brightly coloured with a blue-grey cap and rust-red underparts. The female is much duller in colouring, but both sexes have two contrasting white wing bars and white sides to the tail. The male bird has a strong voice and sings from exposed perches to attract a mate.
The chaffinch breeds in much of Europe, across Asia to Siberia.. more