Fringilla coelebs africana
English : African chaffinch
French : Pinson des arbres
Class : Aves
Order : Passeriformes
Family : Fringillidae
Notes : 15 other subspecies known
Adults can reach a length of 18 cm for a weight of 29 g. Females are dull brown to grey-brown with white wingbars. Males of this subspecies have slaty blue-grey head and back, greenish upper back and whitish-pink breast and belly.
Range and habitat
Subspecies found in North Africa, from Morocco to north-west Tunisia, north-east Libya. Species also occurs in most of Europe, middle east and central Asia. Occurs in lowland and montane forests, also agricultural land, to 2000 m.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species isn’t threatened and remains common to very common throughout its range. African populations’ status is poorly known.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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