European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis

Status: Very common naturalized species. Thought to come from escaped caged birds in late 1800s.

Local Habitat: Parks, gardens and golf courses. Favours the seed cones of casuarina trees and any overgrown fields or gardens with thistles. Flocks found on sea-oxeye on the shore or on seaside goldenrod on cliff tops.

Habits: Nesting starts in April, often in casuarinas.

Identification: Click here

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