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Photo by Momo
Chandolin, VS, Switzerland, December 2006
Carduelis citrinella

Serinus citrinella

Identification

12 cm

  • Grey upperparts
  • Grey hind-neck
  • Brown-tinged, black streaked back
  • Yellow underparts
  • Yellow double wing bars
  • Yellow rump
  • Yellow face mask

Sexes similar.

Similar Species

They are small finches, not unlike a European Greenfinch, in that the males are generally green.
If seen well, this is not a difficult species to identify.

Distribution

Southwestern Europe.

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Corsican Finch is sometimes considered to be a subspecies of this species. This view is supported by a recent genetic study (Förschler et al. 2009).

Habitat

Mountains, coniferous forests and alpine meadows.

Behaviour

They nest in conifers.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Wikipedia

Recommended Citation

External Links

GSearch checked for 2020 platform.

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