No.586 Brambling Fringilla montifringilla

L=16cm

Rank : 3
Winter Visitor
Migrates to mountainous districts and groves in flats in winter. The number of visits varies considerably from year to year|in some years very few arrivals, while a large flock of more than 1,000 was observed on Mt. Takao in February, 2008. Observation records are mainly between November to next March in this area.@@ Both male and female have rufous breasts and flanks. The malefs crown is darker than the female.
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Adult, Winter Plumage

Adult , Winter Plumage