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Photo bystefano t63
Restonica, Corsica, June 2008
Carduelis corsicana

Serinus corsicanus



Endemic to Corsica and Sardinia.

Locally abundant.


Photo by gerwin
Lac de Nino, Corsica, July 2007

This is a monotypic species.

It is often considered conspecific with Citril Finch. This view is supported by a recent genetic study (Förschler et al. 2009).


Wetlands near montane lakes. Observed between 1400-1800 m.


Fairly tame and curious birds.


  1. Clements, JF. 2010. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2010. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/Clements%206.5.xls/view
  2. BF Member observations

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