EUROPEAN GREENFINCH FACTS
The European Greenfinch is native to Europe, north Africa and south west Asia, and has been introduced to Australia and New Zealand. The male is mainly green with yellow on the wings and tail. The females and young birds are more brownish in colour on the back. The bill is thick and used for opening seeds. European Greenfinches sometimes form large flocks outside the breeding season, and may be seen with other species of finches.
woodland edges, hedges, bushy gardens
seed. The young are fed insects by the adults.
nests in bushes and trees. The females lays 3 to 6 pale eggs with brownish speckles
The European Greenfinch is found throughout Europe, north Africa and south west Asia. In Australia it is found in eastern New South Wales, Victoria, eastern South Australia, and Tasmania
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 Greenfinch|
Relatives in same Genus
European Goldfinch (C. carduelis)
Common Redpoll (C. flammea)