July 31, 2014

Fringilla teydea

Sci: Fringilla teydea, No: Blåfink, Eng: Blue chaffinch, It: Fringuello azzurro

Dear All,
The first bird from Tenerife is the Blue chaffinch (Blåfink). As the name indicates (fringilla is name of a family of finches including chaffinch, teydea = Teide volcano Tenerife), this is a particular bird endemic to Tenerife and Gran Canaria. I met these just below Teide. 

It was charming to see the male feed the female. I dedicate these birds to Antonella, on the occasion of our 17. anniversary, July 31. 


Pictures from Mt. Teide, July 31, 2014.