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|EUROPEAN GREENFINCH (CARDUELIS CHLORIS)|
The European Greenfinch, or just Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris), is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae. The genus Carduelis might be split up and in this case, the greenfinches would be separated in their old genus Chloris again.
This bird is widespread throughout Europe, north Africa and south west Asia. It is mainly resident, but some northernmost populations migrate further south. The Greenfinch has also been introduced into both Australia and New Zealand. In Malta it is considered as a prestigious song bird which has been trapped for many years. It has been captivated and many Maltese people breed them.
Chloris from the Greek Khloros meaning "green" or "yellowish-green".
The Greenfinch is 15 cm in length with a wing span of 24.5-27.5 cm and is similar in size and shape to a House Sparrow, but is mainly green, with yellow in the wings and tail. The female and young birds are duller and have brown tones on the back. The bill is thick and conical. The song contains wheezes and twitters, and the male has a "butterfly" display flight.
Woodland edges, farmland hedges and gardens with relatively thick vegetation are favoured for breeding. It nests in trees or bushes, laying 3-8 eggs.
This species can form large flocks outside the breeding season, sometimes mixing with other finches and buntings. They feed largely on seeds, but also take berries and seeds.
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- [2019-03-26 3:00]
The perfect square frame and the eye contact, charming.
- [2019-03-26 8:25]
Beautiful photo of this Greenfinch. Attractive pose with eye contact. Fine sharpness and natural colors against a nice blurry background. Excellent choice of composition.
- [2019-03-26 11:13]
Hi Marius,perfect position of the head for a new great shot,wonderful sharpness and colors for this lovely greenfinch,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
Ciao Marius, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose on beautiful blurry BG, perfect focus on eye, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Nice photo of this Greenfinch.
- [2019-03-29 4:13]