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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Department of Conservation
Photograph by M. F. Soper
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