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Finches: Fringillidae

Physical Characteristics, Behavior And Reproduction, Finches And People, Chaffinch (fringilla Coelebs): Species AccountsGEOGRAPHIC RANGE, HABITAT, DIET, CONSERVATION STATUS

CHAFFINCH (Fringilla coelebs): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
AMERICAN GOLDFINCH (Carduelis tristis): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
RED CROSSBILL (Loxia curvirostra): SPECIES ACCOUNTS

Finches range throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa.


They prefer forests, shrubby areas, savannas (flat grasslands), grasslands, agricultural areas, parks, and gardens.


Finches eat seeds, grains, and other vegetable matter. They also eat insects and other small invertebrates (animals without a backbone). Many species forage on the ground, while others feed in trees.


One species is listed as Critically Endangered, facing an extremely high risk of extinction; five species are Endangered, facing a very high risk of extinction; three species are Vulnerable, facing a high risk of extinction; four species are Near Threatened, in danger of becoming threatened with extinction; and one species is Extinct, died out.

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