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British finches - a painting of all 11 species of finches

British finches - a painting of all 11 species of finches

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An A2 sized signed poster print of a painting of all 11 species of British finches

I also have greetings cards of this painting.

There are 11 species of British finches - common ones like the chaffinch, goldfinch, linnet, redpoll and greenfinch, but less commonly seen birds like the siskin, bullfinch, crossbill, hawfinch, and twite. They all belong in the taxonomic family Fringillidae. Finches are a very successful group, and can be found on all continents except Antarctica.

Finches in the garden

Three of these species of birds - greenfinch, chaffinch and goldfinch - are regular visitors to our garden and maybe to yours too? In fact, we get scores of goldfinches in the garden at one time, and I have seen large charms of them, perhaps more than 100 birds, fly around the village.

When I was child, I never saw a goldfinch at all and I longed to see one, but we did used to get lots of bullfinches in our garden. My father would ask me to run down the garden towards the plum tree to scare them away when he saw them eating the plum blossom in the spring. Now bullfinches are rare, and in the last 20 years I have only seen them in our garden here in Oxfordshire twice.

Finches the world over often wear very handsome costumes, and it's no different for the species we get here in Britain. Aren't they gorgeous?! Which one is your favourite?

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