Common chaffinch

Description
Chaffinches feed on insects and seeds. In The Birds of Devon D’Urban notes that of all the finches, the chaffinch plunders the most seeds and fruit buds. However, it makes up for these ‘thefts’ by also devouring the seeds of ‘noxious weeds’. This female bird is dated 12 December 1907.
Accession Loan No.
395/1907
Collection Class
Birds
Common Name
common chaffinch
Simple Name
bird: skin
Full Name
FRINGILLIDAE: Fringilla coelebs Linnaeus: common chaffinch
Family Group

Collector / Excavator
D'Urban, Mr William Stewart Mitchell (from the collection of)
Collection Town
Topsham
Collection County
Devon
Collection Country
United Kingdom: England
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe
Phylum
CHORDATA: VERTEBRATA
Family
FRINGILLIDAE
Genus
Fringilla Linnaeus
Species
coelebs Linnaeus

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