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Fringilla

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Fringilla

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Fringilla
Male Chaffinch, Fringilla coelebs
 
Male Chaffinch, Fringilla coelebs
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
 
Phylum: Chordata
 
Class: Aves
 
Order: Passeriformes
 
Family: Fringillidae
 
Genus: Fringilla
Linnaeus, 1758
Species
Three; see text

The genus Fringilla is a small group of finches, which are the only species in the subfamily Fringillinae The three species, which feed their young on insects rather than seeds, are:

  • Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs
    Blue Chaffinch Fringilla teydea
    Brambling Fringilla montifringilla

The other much larger subfamily is the Cardueline finches in the subfamily Carduelinae which feed their young on seeds.

The Fringilla finches are seed-eating passerine birds restricted to the Old World. These birds have a bouncing flight with alternating bouts of flapping and gliding on closed wings, but feed largely on the ground.


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