Story: Introduced land birds

Female chaffinch

Female chaffinch

Female chaffinches have a brown head and nape, and, the short stubby beak of most seed-eating birds. Their double white wing bar can be clearly seen here. Female chaffinches build neat nests of dry grass and moss, usually in the fork of a tree, and incubate the eggs. Both parents feed the nestlings.

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Christina Troup, 'Introduced land birds - Finches', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 June 2024)

Story by Christina Troup, published 24 Nov 2008, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015