Brambling (Female) – Bird Sound

Brambling (Female) – Bird Sound

The brambling is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae. It has also been called the cock o’ the north and the mountain finch. It is widespread and migratory, often seen in very large flocks.

Body length 16 cm. Iris dark brown. Mouth yellow, tip black. Feet pinkish brown.

The head, face, nape and back of male breeding feathers are black, the back feather margin is reddish brown, the waist and tail coverts are white, the wings and tail feathers are black, and the wing bands and small coverts are orange.

The chin, throat, and upper chest are orange, the lower chest, abdomen, and undertail coverts are white, and there are black spots on the sides. Non-breeding feathers have mottled dark brown head, black back, yellowish brown feather margin, light brown flanks, mixed with small black spots.

The head and neck of the female breeding feathers are grayish brown, the side of the neck is grayish, the nape of the neck has a black longitudinal band, the back is brown, and the head and back have light-colored longitudinal stripes. The non-breeding females resemble the males, but are darker in plumage.

Eurasia, China, Japan, Taiwan, Philippines and other places.

Video Source: 花雀(燕雀)/Brambling from Chuenguey Hwang on Youtube  CC BY

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