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Grønnfink, Greenfinch, Carduelis chloris  

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Greenfinch, Carduelis chloris

The Greenfinch has a pink to ivory coloured stout bill and the male has this yellow/green breast, and yellow on the sides of the tail.

© Arthur Grosset
Juveniles have streaked underparts as can be seen in this photo.

During the winter it is commonly seen in small flocks and is often seen in gardens.
Its 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.

© Arthur Grosset
A common countryside bird found in woods and hedges, but mostly found close to man on farmland and in parks,
town and village gardens and orchards. Only absent from upland areas without trees and bushes.

Just north of the town Skagen, some hundred Greenfinches, Carduelis chloris
are grouping before taking off for Southern and warmer countries.

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