Chaffinch vs Finch - What's the difference?

chaffinch | finch |

Chaffinch is a derived term of finch.


As nouns the difference between chaffinch and finch

is that chaffinch is a small passerine bird, fringilla coelebs , of the finch family while finch is any bird of the family fringillidae , seed-eating passerine birds, native chiefly to the northern hemisphere and usually having a conical beak.

As a verb finch is

to hunt for finches, to go finching.

chaffinch

Noun

(es)
  • A small passerine bird, ''Fringilla coelebs, of the finch family.
  • finch

    English

    (wikipedia finch)

    Noun

    (es)
  • Any bird of the family Fringillidae, seed-eating passerine birds, native chiefly to the Northern Hemisphere and usually having a conical beak.
  • Derived terms

    * bullfinch * chaffinch * * * goldfinch * * greenfinch * hawfinch * * * * rosefinch * * *

    See also

    * brambling * canary * crossbill * redpoll * serin * siskin

    Verb

    (es)
  • To hunt for finches, to go finching.