chaffinch


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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 ?
Much as I know'd the birds' names in the hedges to be chaffinch, sparrer, thrush.
He received thirty sous per day, and for a month he returned to his lodgings gay as a chaffinch, and affable toward his master.
The saddest part of it was that the poor little chaffinch fluttered about the bushes, looking so reproachfully at us that we knew she thought we had done it, and though David tried to explain to her, it was so long since he had spoken the bird language that I fear she did not understand.
The most curious fact is the perfect gradation in the size of the beaks in the different species of Geospiza, from one as large as that of a hawfinch to that of a chaffinch, and (if Mr.
BOTTOM GEAR We have mastered padded bras and now we've padded knickers aimed at female cyclists to stop their chaffinch from chafing.
Chaffinch at Hardwick Park, |by Steve Hanley, of Redcar
The most targeted bird was chaffinch followed by the blackcap, the common quail and song thrush, the report added.
It has been documented in other garden birds, including the chaffinch.
One trend to emerge was a fall in the number of finches - chaffinch, gold finch and greenfinch - both nationally and in the North East.
A team of five members from a British charity established to promote cooperation between charities serving people in poor areas, Chaffinch Trust Limited, has visited Ghana to explore cooperation fields.
In 35 years the chaffinch has declined 50%, the blackbird more than 45% and the robin 45%.