Bramblings resemble the closely related Chaffinches. Their most immediate identifying feature is the light orange colour of the breast and shoulder, present in both sexes but somewhat more vivid in males. Both males and females have white bellies with dark-spotted flanks, and a tortoiseshell mixture of orange and black on the upperparts. When flitting between perches they can be easily separated from Chaffinches by the bright white rump that stretches up on to the lower back, most noticeable in flight when it contrasts with the dark wings and tail.


They prefer to feed on the ground and will search for seed blends in the winter. For information on seed mixes products.


Does not breed in gardens.