Brambling


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Brambling

 

(Fringilla montifringilla), a bird of the family Fringillidae, order Passeriformes. It is shiny black with rusty orange and white. The brambling is found in the forest zones of Europe and Asia from the shores of the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. A migratory bird, it arrives in March and April. It builds its nest in trees, mainly in spruce and birches. Each clutch contains five to seven eggs. The brambling eats plant seeds and insects.

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