male; wine-red head, throat, and breast (Poland; 2012-05-27)

Common Rosefinch
Carpodacus erythrinus

Native Range: Eurasia

Notes: the Eurasian counterpart of North America's House Finch and its allies; strong sexual dimorphism with the female (not pictured here) being mostly brown and streaked.

greyish face; creamy belly (Poland; 2012-05-27)

side view; brownish upperparts (Poland; 2012-05-27)

taking flight (Poland; 2012-05-27)

posing for a portrait (Poland; 2012-05-27)