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Brambling

Fringilla montifringilla

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Fairly common to uncommon winter migrant from breeding grounds in Scandinavia and Russia. Breeds mainly in birch forest; winters in varied wooded habitats (especially with beech trees), semiopen country, and farmland with hedges; sometimes visits gardens. Size and shape much like Common Chaffinch but has distinctive black to frosty grayish head, orange breast; bill mostly yellowish in winter. Distinctive white rump patch shows mainly in flight.

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