Green Finch ~ Carduelis chloris

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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 regular garden visitor, able to take advantage of food in rural and urban gardens. Although quite sociable, they may squabble among themselves or with other birds at the bird table. Greenfinch populations declined during the late 1970s and early 1980s, but increased dramatically during the 1990s. A recent decline in numbers has been linked to an outbreak of trichomonosis, a parasite-induced disease which prevents the birds from feeding properly. Extract from the RSPB website

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Comments (7)

✿ܓ Gy㋡ngyi ✿ܓ on March 14, 2013


Great photo.

Regards Gyöngyi

Lady Harley on March 14, 2013

This green finch looks more like our American Gold Finch with his breeding colours :))

Lovely shot! * Like 2 *

Nick Weall on March 14, 2013

*✿ܓGyöngyi ✿ܓ, 30 * ~ Thanks a gain Gy for your kind compliment and like ~ All the best ~ nick

* Lady Harley,* The American Finch is a very snazzy looking bird Judy and a bit more colourful than this little chap ~ Thanks for another like ~ Warm wishes ~ nick

Derek Geer on March 15, 2013

Stunning markings and colours. Well captured. Regards Derek

Nick Weall on March 15, 2013

Derek Geer These make a wonderful splash of colour on a dull winter's day Derek ~ They are a real pleasure to watch ~ All the best ~ nick

ian1949 on March 21, 2013

Great close up, he looks a very proud fellow.

Nick Weall on March 21, 2013

* ian1949,* ~ Top dog I expect Ian ~~ )))

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 13, 2013
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    by Nick Weall
    • Taken on 2013/03/13 09:02:50
    • Exposure: 0.000s (1/4000)
    • Focal Length: 200.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO320
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash