COMMON CHAFFINCH

Also called Chaffinch (6)

(Fringilla coelebs)

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Roberts VI / VII 868 / 932
Clements 2000 196.0010
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 161-1
Introduced into Cape Town
A medium bird (15-17 cm), originally found in Europe and Asia. It was introduced to the Cape Town area by Cecil Rhodes where it is an uncommon resident. It inhabits parks and gardens and is usually in pairs. It eats seeds.

List of Stamps showing Common Chaffinch

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Albania 1463 1498 1971 2lek40
Algeria 1324 2000 5d
Andorra 0540 1998 3f80
Andorra (French) 0323   2004 27c
Belarus 0659   2006 200r
Belgium 2850 2404 1985 10f
Eire 1473 2002 41c
Finland 1251 1140 1991 60p
Gambia 3654 2000 D5
Georgia 0155 0159 1996 15k
Germany E 2098 2388 1979 5p
Grenada 2083m 2867 1995 $6
Grenada 2540 2585 1993 35c
Guernsey 0515 0511 1990 10p
Guinea 1632 1995 500f
Hungary 1783 1810 1961 60fi
Iran 3047   2001 350R
Jersey 1312   2007 37p
Madeira 0242 0121 1988 80e
Malta 1217 2001 6c
Micronesia 1172 mb   2001 60c
Poland 1704 1725 1966 6z50
St Vincent 3649 3972 1997 $2
Togo   2476 1996 400f
Togo   1999 400f
Tunisia 0604 0641 1965 100m
Turkey 3584   2004 1000 000l
Yemen AR 0594 1980 25f
Yugoslavia 1325 1276 1968 1d50