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European Goldfinch

Carduelis carduelis


A juvenile goldfich, found in Malvern park, St Albans Wellington NZ. It didn't seem to suffer from any injurie, and it was taken to a wild animal/bird rescue clinic, where it died few hours later, of undetermined reasons...

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That's a strong possibility too, dear @Dane, but I've seen such cases before, and it's a bit strange -but not impossible- to abandon a chick wich is almost fully feathered...I suspect that it fell from the nest, or that it was attacked by some other animal/bird, or smthng like that...
Anyway, thank you for your kind words, have a nice evening and a great weekend :)

DaneCole 8 years ago

Yes I agree with you come to think of
It, the parents might've abandoned the chick knowing it wasn't healthy, good call, and keep up the good work, I am very proud of you
And I'm sure all the animals appreciate your help as well, wether they make it or not.

Dear @honeydogleo it was cute, but unfortunately it died at the animal clinic...

Dear @DaneCole, you're probably right...But perhaps it was very sick too...It was very small and weak...

honeydogleo 8 years ago

To cute

DaneCole 8 years ago

Poor babe, maybe just needed his mom and dad for a little longer..

Christchurch, New Zealand

Spotted on Dec 20, 2010
Submitted on Jan 18, 2013


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