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Grey headed with a chestnut brown back and pinkish breast, Chaffinches are common in gardens, forests and farmland across the UK. Males are much more pink-fronted and grey-headed, with female having a paler pink breast and olive-brown head.

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Often found in hedges and in flocks, these social birds can be identified by their loud call and song.