Bird Families of the World


Finches have stout conical bills adapted for eating seeds and often have colourful plumage. They occupy a great range of habitats where they are usually resident and do not migrate. They have a worldwide distribution except for Australia and the polar regions.

The family is Fringillidae

There are 227 species placed in 49 genera.

So far I have photographed 51 different species. Of many species, I photographed male as well as female. If so I have added a photograph of each one.

See below the genera of which I photographed at least two specie. At the end, I have placed "Various genera".  Here you will find a collection of genera with only one species photographed. To make it easier you can find the genus name combined with the species name (visible when displaying the photograph)

Click on one of the thumbnails below to see a bigger photograph.

Updated 18/05/2020


Carpodacus Rosefinches with 27 species (5)



Chloris Greenfinches with 5 species (3)



Chlorophonia Chlorophonias with 5 species (2)



Crithagra with 37 species (11)



Euphonia Euphonias with 27 species (9)



Leucosticte with 6 species (2)



Pyrrhula Bullfinches with 7 species (3)



Serinus with 8 species (3)



Spinus with 20 species (4)



Various Genus

Eophona with 2 species
Loxia with 6 specie
Bucanetes with 2 species
Rhodopechys with 1 specie
Mycerobas with 4 species
Acanthis with 3 species
Coccothraustes with 3 species
Carduelis with 3 species
Linaria with 4 species
Fringilla with 4 species