Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris )

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What does the Greenfinch look LikeIts twittering and wheezing song, and flash of yellow and green as it flies, make this finch a truly colourful character. Nesting in a garden conifer, or feasting on black sunflower seeds, it is a popular garden visitor, able to take advantage of food in town and city gardens at a time when intensive agriculture has deprived it of many weed seeds in the countryside. Although quite sociable, they may squabble among themselves or with other birds at the bird table.

How Big Is The Greeninch ?Aprox 14.5 cm , weighing 30 g

Where does it live?

BreedingWoodland edges, tall hedges, conifer plantations, orchards, churchyards, parka and gardens - anywhere with tall, fairly dense trees and plenty of seeds and insects. Parks and gardens with evergreen shrubs and a ready supply of birdtable food make them common in towns and villages.
WinteringSimilar to breeding habitats, but a greater tendency to feed in fields, gardens and along seashore, often joing with flocks of other finches and buntings.

When Does it Breed ? April to August , 4 - 6 eggs, Incubation 13 days , young fledging at 13 to 16 days, 2 - 3 Broods per Nests in Conifers nd bushes

Where to Observe it ? A common birdc of ountryside found in woods and hedges, but mainly found close to man on farmland and in parks, town and village gardens and orchards. Only absent from upland areas without trees and bushes.

What does it eat?Seeds, Buds Berries and Insects

What does it sound like?A nasal 'chewee'; a wheezing, trilling song

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When to see it All year round

Similar species Siskin