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Hawfinches in Iceland
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The first Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes was recorded in April 1975 at Höfn (SE-Iceland). This is a very rare vagrant here, but records have increased a lot in recent years. Thirty-one had been recorded here up to and including 2011.

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  • Figure 1 shows the distribution of records in Iceland, the circles representing different numbers of birds and the blue triangles records at sea.
  • Figure 2 shows the weekly distribution of records. Red columns show the week of discovery and the yellow columns all observations after the first week (for birds that are seen more than one week).
    R = number of records & F = number of birds.
  • Figure 3 shows the annual distribution of records for the period mentioned.

    © Gunnlaugur Pétursson / Yann Kolbeinsson