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The mountain finch (Fringilla montifringilla) belongs to the genus Edelfinken and is also called Nordfink.


Forests, parks, meadows and fields. Occasionally, usually in winter, he is also found in our gardens.


Up to 16 centimeters in length with a wingspan of up to 28 centimeters.


In winter, the male mountain finch has a brownish to gray colored head, neck and parts of the back. In summer, these areas are black. The chest and shoulder are orange. The lower tail and belly are whitish pinnate. The female has a brown head with a darker stripe. The back is brown with spots and the breast is less orange than that of the male.


The breeding season is once a year from May to June. Four to six eggs are placed by the female in the nest. The eggs have a bluish-white color.


Insects and invertebrates. In winter also at feeding stations.


Mountain finches spend their entire lives with just one partner. The life expectancy of the Bergfinken is usually only two to three years. However, the oldest mountain finch was over twelve years old.

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