A male chaffinch on a twig.
chaffinch definition by Webster's New World
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a small European finch (Fringilla coelebs) that has a white patch on each shoulder: often kept in a cage as a pet
Origin: Old English ceaffinc: see chaff and amp; finch: it eats chaff and grain
chaffinch definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A small European songbird (Fringilla coelebs), the male of which has predominantly reddish-brown plumage.
Origin: Middle English chaffinche, from Old English ceaffinc : ceaf, chaff, husk + finc, finch.