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Bird Sightings : Hebrides : Common Rosefinch

 

 

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Common Rosefinch

(Scarlet Rosefinch)

Carpodacus erythrinus

 

  • Common Rosefinch
  • Carpodacus erythrinus
  • UK: 146 annual records - AMBER LIST. BTO
  • UK: Scarce breeder: 1-2 pairs annually. Passage Visitor: May - September
  • WI: Rare visitor (less than 30 records)
  • Breeds: Eastern & Central Europe, Northern & Central Asia
  • Winters: South Asia
  • Habitat: Damp woodland, farmland - weedy stubble
  • Diet: Seeds, buds etc, small invertebrates
  • Sparrow-sized. Mottled brown above, streaked breast, pale belly, tail forked.
    Adult males 1yr+ scarlet head, breast & rump.
    Females, juveniles, 1st year males brown streaked heads
  • Listen to a Common Rosefinch (RSPB site)
  • Similar birds Corn Bunting, Common Crossbill, Two-barred Crossbill

 

Common Rosefinch records in the Western Isles

Rare visitor (less than 30 records)
Source: Outer Hebrides Bird Report (2001)

 


The chart below shows how abundant the Common Rosefinch is during a month or when you are more likely to see it.

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(Source: Outer Hebrides Birds Checklist)

 

 

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