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This beautiful birds appeared today in my backyard. These birds are often noticed for their distinctive call. When the watcher looks for the source of sound, often sees a number of "dots" to pass at high speed. They are always in flock. In Portugal, the flock is often a mix of Waxbills, European Greenfinches and european golfinches. This tiny bird, originally from Africa, was one of the first non-native bird species to establish a wild population in Portugal. This bird is easily identifiable as it has a intense red beak and, sometimes, a red chest. Its length varies between 11 cm and 13 cm; its wingspan varies from 12 cm to 14 cm.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DIhZYUiT... caught on tape