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Birds Finches and Buntings

Group: 
Birds

Finches are small birds with short, stout beaks, ideally made for eating seed. this group includes some of our most common birds. Whilst not related buntings have similar characteristcs.

 

The information about this group of species has been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Sites List Records List Recent Records Guidance Notes

For more information about a species click/tap its photograph:

House Sparrow

Passer domesticus

Tree Sparrow

Passer montanus

Chaffinch

Fringilla coelebs

Brambling

Fringilla montifringilla

Serin

Serinus serinus

Goldfinch

Carduelis carduelis

Greenfinch

Carduelis chloris

Siskin

Carduelis spinus

Linnet

Carduelis cannabina

Lesser Redpoll

Carduelis cabaret

Redpoll

Carduelis flammea

Crossbill

Loxia curvirostra

Common Rosefinch

Carpodacus erythrinus

Bullfinch

Pyrrhula pyrrhula

Hawfinch

Coccothraustes coccothraustes

Lapland Bunting

Calcarius lapponicus

Snow Bunting

Plectophenax nivalis

Yellowhammer

Emberiza citrinella

Cirl Bunting

Emberiza cirlus

Ortolan Bunting

Emberiza hortulana

Reed Bunting

Emberiza schoeniclus

Corn Bunting

Miliarua calandra

These much rarer species have also been recorded in Dorset:

Click/tap the species common name if you want to see more information.

Species Common Name Scientific Name Status
Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala

There are no nature notes for this species


 

Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla

There are no nature notes for this species


 

 

Rustic Bunting Emberiza rustica

There are no nature notes for this species