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Common Rosefinch

An eastern European species that has been spreading its range westwards and is a fairly frequent vagrant visitor to Dorset

Photograph by: 
Debby Saunders

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Common Name Common Rosefinch
Alternative Name(s) Scarlet Rosefinch
Scientific Name Carpodacus erythrinus
Species Group Birds Finches and Buntings
Status Rare
Interest Level
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A dumpy finch the size of a house sparrow with a red head and throat  

Identification Notes


  • This is a rare species and statistically you are unlikely to see it but if you do ...

  • Try and get a second opinion if you can and/or try to get the best photograph you can

  • Be sure to report the sighting to the Dorset Bird Club saying where you saw it and why you think it was this species

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Similar Species

The records for this species have been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

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

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Birds Finches and Buntings