Joe Pender Wildlife Photography

Monday, 14 November 2011

The Trumpeter Finch (Rhodopechys githaginea) is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae.
This bird breeds in the Canary Islands, across north Africa, and in the Middle East and into central Asia. There is a small European population in southern Spain. Many birds are largely resident, but there is post-breeding dispersal, and some Asian breeders migrate into Pakistan for the winter.
In the summer of 2005 there was a notable eruption of this species into northwestern Europe, with several birds reaching as far as England. I found this small flock in the hill behind Cost Teguise.

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