Greenfinch

The greenfinch is 15 cm long with a wing span of 24.5 to 27.5 cm . It is similar in size and shape to a house sparrow, but is mainly green, with yellow in the wings and tail. The female and young birds are duller and have brown tones on the back. The bill is thick and conical. The song contains a lot of trilling twitters interspersed with wheezes, and the male has a "butterfly" display flight.

Latin Name
Chloris chloris

Photos

When the bird was spotted

Date Location Title Seen by Interestingness
Germany, Kandern Around 80 greenfinches landing on neighbour's walnut tree Hühnerhabicht ****
Germany, Kandern In the garden Hühnerhabicht ***
France, Leymen In the garden mike421 *
UK, Teesside and the North York Moors Garden feeder b.m.stokesley **
France, Leymen In the big trees in front of the house mike421 ***
UK, Teesside and the North York Moors Garden b.m.stokesley
Germany, Kandern on the meadows behind the house Hühnerhabicht *
UK, Teesside and the North York Moors from garden b.m.stokesley **
Germany, Wissen In the garden Hühnerhabicht
UK, Teesside and the North York Moors In tree near house b.m.stokesley
Germany, Wissen in the snowy garden Hühnerhabicht **
Germany, Kandern on terrace Hühnerhabicht **
France, Leymen In the garden mike421
Germany, Wissen in a garden in Mittelhof Hühnerhabicht **
Portugal, Algarve Faro b.m.stokesley
Spain, Seville Seville b.m.stokesley
Germany, Kandern garden terrace Hühnerhabicht
UK, Teesside and the North York Moors Stokesley Trading Estate b.m.stokesley
France, Leymen In the garden mike421 *
Germany, Kandern bird table on my garden terrace Hühnerhabicht
France, Leymen In front of the house mike421 *
Greece, Kalymnos From the balcony in Masouri mike421 ***
Spain, Mallorca Seen at Albufera Nature Reserve b.m.stokesley
UK, Teesside and the North York Moors from garden b.m.stokesley
France, Leymen In the garden mike421 **
France, Leymen On the lawn mike421 *
France, Leymen At the front in the cherry trees. Getting rarer mike421 **