A male Hawfinch munches on sunflower seeds in a yard in Bayreuth, in central Germany. Alzira Alaniz shot the photo on June 1 from inside her house while the bird was at a window feeder. Not long after, she says, the Hawfinch brought two chicks to the feeder as well.
She used a Nikon D3300 and a Nikkor 55-200mm lens.
Hawfinch occurs across Europe and Asia. Its closest relatives are North America’s Evening Grosbeak and Central America’s Hooded Grosbeak.
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