A record of the common Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs on Phillip Island (Norfolk Island Group), Australia

Rohan H. Clarke, Brent M. Stephenson

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An adult male Common Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs was observed on 4-5 May 2001 during a visit to Phillip Island, Norfolk Island group. The sighting, which has been unanimously accepted by the Birds Australia Rarities Committee, constitutes the first record of this species for the Norfolk Island group and the first documented record for Australia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-229
Number of pages5
JournalAustralian Bird Watcher
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2002
Externally publishedYes

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