Did you know there are 230 species of finch in the world, as recognised by the International Ornithological Congress (IOC). All of the species belong to the Fringillidae family, which consists of 3 subfamilies and 50 genera. Finches inhabit all continents of the world except Antarctica. Only 73 species actually have finch in their name, as the rest of the family is made up of siskins, canaries, redpolls, serins, grosbeaks and euphonias.
There are 11 species of finch native to the UK, which are:
- Common crossbill
- Lesser redpoll
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