A Conversation for Another One for Suzie Q Ferguson's Bird Book
Willem Started conversation Jan 6, 2019
Looks to me like a chaffinch! A very pretty little bird from Europe, Asia and North Africa. Very interesting for what happened with it here in South Africa. Some English folks were trying to make South Africa more British and introduced a bunch of birds here, the Chaffinch being one. It was introduced to the Cape Town area. Well that happened over a century ago, and in the meantime … the chaffinch colony has remained in exactly the same place. Despite being able to fly, the finches never moved any further. It's the only example in South Africa of a bird species being introduced, and *neither* going extinct, *nor* flourishing so much that it expands its range into most of the country.
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