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Old Saturday 27th March 2004, 11:40   #1
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La Gomera mystery bird

Hi all,

I'm sure this is a dumb question - I took a photo of this bird during a trip to Gomera (Canaries) last week, taken near El Cedro at the Ermita Ntra. Señora De Lourdes. I'm sure I've seen it before, but I can't remember the name. Maybe you can help? They were very brave, this one settled on the table just as we took out our lunch and a female followed closely.
Thanks for your help!

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Old Saturday 27th March 2004, 11:46   #2
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Hi Antje
It's a (Male) Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs (Canary Islands Race tintillon) I believe.

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Old Saturday 27th March 2004, 11:54   #3
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This I presume is the Canary Island version of the Chaffinch (tintillon) and a beautiful bird it is!
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Hi, Simon..
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Old Saturday 27th March 2004, 12:29   #5
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Wow, that was quick. Thanks to you two!

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Old Tuesday 26th December 2006, 13:01   #6
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Hi all,

I'm sure this is a dumb question - I took a photo of this bird during a trip to Gomera (Canaries) last week, taken near El Cedro at the Ermita Ntra. Señora De Lourdes. I'm sure I've seen it before, but I can't remember the name. Maybe you can help? They were very brave, this one settled on the table just as we took out our lunch and a female followed closely.
Thanks for your help!

Antje (hoping this attachment thing works)
Hello Antje,

Do you come to La Gomera often, or was that a one-off trip back in 2004?

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