Hawfinch – Coccothraustes coccothraustes

I never saw Hawfinches (Coccothraustes coccothraustes – Kernbeisser) that close and I considered myself lucky to get some decent photos.

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~ by Natalie on February 27, 2011.

9 Responses to “Hawfinch – Coccothraustes coccothraustes”

  1. Excellent images! I have never seen a Hawfinch before. What a handsome bird. Great captures!

  2. Beautiful shots Natalie! Is this the male of the species? Or do the male and female look the same? A very handsome bird indeed!

  3. @Julie G and @Larry: Thank you both for your lovely comments!
    @Larry: I checked the books and they say that the female is duller in the coloring and more brownish than red-brownish. From this description the middle one could be a female.

  4. Beautiful coloring on those little birds.

  5. Hawfinch are really very scarce in our area. It means a 50 mile round trip to only maybe see one if you are lucky, and then you don’t necesarily see them well they are so shy

  6. My goodness it has a big beak. What do they eat?!?

  7. How exciting to get closeups of this attractive bird ~ I have never seen one before, so thanks for sharing these wonderful images.

  8. nice to see, I haven´t seen any this winter. 😦

  9. Good series!! Boom & Gary of The Vermilon River, Canada.

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