The common chaffinch is the second most common bird species in Finland. The male has a reddish front, gray head and black and white wings. The female is grayish-brown in color. In summer the common chaffinch feeds on insects and during the other seasons it feeds on seeds and buds. In the winter they also like to visit on bird tables.
The common chaffinch nests in all kinds of forests. It is common bird species throughout Europe and it is also found in some parts of Asia, some of the Atlantic islands and North Africa. The common chaffinch winters in West Europe and it returns to Finland mainly during April.
According to an old Finnish proverb the summer is only half a month away when the first common chaffinches arrive.
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