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They are singing their hearts of

1 Species ID Suggestions

European goldfinch
Carduelis carduelis balcanica European goldfinch


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8 Comments

EmilyUmbarger
EmilyUmbarger 7 years ago

Good suggestion, Malcolm!

Here is what a pure-bred Goldfinch should look like at the change between juvenile and adult. http://www.agefotostock.com/en/Stock-Ima...

It is closer to a Goldfinch than a Chaffinch but the orange should be pure red and the grey should be white with a black cap. A pure Goldfinch does not have a third gold bar on the wing and it has spots rather than bars on the closed primaries. Being a trade-bred bird it could likely be a hybrid 'Goldfinch x Chaffinch' or similar.

EmilyUmbarger
EmilyUmbarger 7 years ago

Maybe related to the Common Chaffinch? (Fringilla coelebs) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Chaf...

Check out some of the pictures online, there are some definite similarities... just a guess! Good luck! It's a cute bird!

Since this is a caged bird there is a possibility it has been specially bred by pet dealers interbreeding between species or it has been imported from another part of the world.

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

Welcome To Project Noah Tapshanov!!
Hope somebody helps you ID this cute bird!

Tapshanov
Tapshanov 7 years ago

I was in Greece in one small village to put gas, i don't know the name of the village but i saw this bird in a cage at the gas station, i asked the man working there but we couldn't understand each other, that is why i am asking Project Noah. Tnx. in advance!

These are also in cages and do not appear to be native to Europe so please give more details of where you saw them as per our FAQs http://www.projectnoah.org/faq

Tapshanov
Spotted by
Tapshanov

Скопје, Скопски Регион, Macedonia

Spotted on May 17, 2013
Submitted on Jul 11, 2013

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