Greenfinch: the poison challice | Nature Notes from Dorset

Whilst looking at your garden bird feeders you surely cannot over look the greenfinch (Carduelis chloris). It is a bad tempered species that is reluctant to share with anyone and it will stand its ground against all comers!
In the shade they can look a bit nondescript, even dowdy, but in the sunshine they are revealed as a beauty, dressed in glorious shades of green and yellow. The male becomes even more brightly coloured as spring draws nearer. They are related to the canary.



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