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chaf·finch

 (chăf′ĭnch)
n.
A small European songbird (Fringilla coelebs) having reddish-brown plumage and a blue-gray cap in the male.

[Middle English chaffinche, from Old English ceaffinc : ceaf, chaff, husk + finc, finch.]

chaffinch

(ˈtʃæfɪntʃ)
n
(Animals) a common European finch, Fringilla coelebs, with black and white wings and, in the male, a reddish body and blue-grey head
[Old English ceaffinc, from ceaf chaff1 + finc finch]

chaf•finch

(ˈtʃæf ɪntʃ)

n.
a common Eurasian finch, Fringilla coelebs, often kept as a pet.
[1400–50; late Middle English; Old English ceaffinc. See chaff1, finch]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chaffinch - small European finch with a cheerful songchaffinch - small European finch with a cheerful song
finch - any of numerous small songbirds with short stout bills adapted for crushing seeds
Fringilla, genus Fringilla - type genus of the Fringillidae: chaffinch, brambling
Translations
pěnkava
pinzón vulgar
peippo
erdei pinty
bókfinka
bokfinkbokfinke
bofink

chaffinch

[ˈtʃæfɪntʃ] Npinzón m (vulgar)

chaffinch

[ˈtʃæfɪntʃ] npinson m

chaffinch

nBuchfink m

chaffinch

[ˈtʃæfɪntʃ] nfringuello
References in classic literature ?
Behind the chapel extended, surrounded by two high hedges of hazel, elder and white thorn, and a deep ditch, the little inclosure - uncultivated, though gay in its sterility; because the mosses there grew thick, wild heliotrope and ravenelles there mingled perfumes, while from beneath an ancient chestnut issued a crystal spring, a prisoner in its marble cistern, and on the thyme all around alighted thousands of bees from the neighboring plants, whilst chaffinches and redthroats sang cheerfully among the flower-spangled hedges.
But it was great fun, rushing along the hedgerows, and discharging stone after stone at blackbirds and chaffinches, though no result in the shape of slaughtered birds was obtained; and Arthur soon entered into it, and rushed to head back the birds, and shouted, and threw, and tumbled into ditches, and over and through hedges, as wild as the Madman himself.
There has also been a noticeable upping of the ante among the fast-growing community of chaffinches feeding enthusiastically on the sunflower hearts I put out.
BIRDS such as blue tits and chaffinches could be seen in good numbers in gardens this winter following a successful breeding season and "relatively kind" weather in recent months, experts have said.
I've had a cracking season for siskins in my garden - they now even outnumber the chaffinches and goldfinches who descend on the bird feeders.
For instance, sunflower hearts attract coal tits and chaffinches, a ground mix will work for dunnocks and wrens, while sparrows eat almost anything.
For instance, sunflower hearts will attract coal tits and chaffinches, a ground mix will work for dunnocks and wrens, while sparrows eat almost anything.
During a recent visit to Lincolnshire I was pleased to see the local chaffinches seemed to be doing well.
The birds feed on the seeds in the cones, which they are able to tear open with their specialist bills, unlike chaffinches, siskins and goldfinches which must wait until the cones open.
You can entice robins, blue tits, chaffinches, wrens and many other small birds into your garden just by leaving out some hearty snacks for them to feast on.
with your chatter of chaffinches, your spent exaltation of larks.
It was good news for adult birds as well, with house sparrows, blue tits and chaffinches spotted in a greater percentage of gardens by people taking part in the survey than last year.