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Brambling (Fringilla montifringilla)

Appearance:

White rump and orange buff chest in all plumages. Breeding males with shiny black head and back. Females and winter plumage appears very speckled/mottled, especially in flight. Tail slightly shorter than Chaffinch, more deeply forked and almost black. Bullfinch and Goldfinch both have white rump, but Brambling is easily distinguished from these by the double wing-bars. Flight undulated and bouncing.

Sound:

Large repertoire of mostly characteristic sounds. Contact calls include a short, nasal, ascending "keeaa", a short high-pitched, piercing "tzeet" and a linnet-like "chepp". Song very distinct; a soft, wheezing, drawn-out single note. Repeated at the same pitch in a monotonous manner. May be mistaken for Greenfinch, but note softer timbre and stable pitch throughout the call.

Song:

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Distribution:

Wikipedia: map (se also Xeno-canto below)

Ecology:

Birdlife ecology

Links:

Observation.org Latest observations

Video IBC

Image search Flickr NB! May give other species

Sound search at Xeno-canto

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Sounds: www.xeno-canto.org,Terje Kolaas,http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/

Facts:
Length (cm):
14-14
Wingspan (cm):
25-26
Weight (gram):
17-30
Size group:
Sparrow-size
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Sparrow-like
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