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EUROPEAN GOLDFINCH FACTS
The European Goldfinch is a small finch native to Europe. It has been introduced to numerous other countries including Australia. The head is black and white with a red face. The upper parts are pale brown and underside is pale. The wings are black with a yellow bar and the tail is black. The female is similar to the male with smaller red area on the face. Young birds have a grey head and grey back but can be recognised by the yellow wing stripe.
small seeds and insects
the nest is a deep cup made of moss and lichen and lined with plant down. It is built several metres above the ground amongst twigs. The female lays four to six whitish eggs with small speckles
found in eastern and southern New South Wales, victoria, south east of South Australia an Tasmania. Also around Perth in Western Australia
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||European Goldfinch|
Relatives in same Genus
European Greenfinch (C. chloris)
Common Redpoll (C. flammea)