name = "Fringilla"

image_width = 250px
image_caption = Fringilla coelebs (chaffinch), male
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Aves
ordo = Passeriformes
familia = Fringillidae
genus = "Fringilla"
genus_authority = Linnaeus, 1758
subdivision_ranks = Species
subdivision = Three; see text
The genus "Fringilla" is a small group of finches, which are the only species in the subfamily "Fringillinae"The three species, which feed their young on insects rather than seeds, are:
*Chaffinch "Fringilla coelebs"
*Blue Chaffinch "Fringilla teydea"
*Brambling "Fringilla montifringilla"

The other much larger subfamily is the Cardueline finches in the subfamily "Carduelinae" which feed their young on seeds.

The "Fringilla" finches are seed-eating passerine birds restricted to the Old World. These birds have a bouncing flight with alternating bouts of flapping and gliding on closed wings, but feed largely on the ground.

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