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European Goldfinch; Jilguero

Carduelis carduelis carduelis

Description:

The goldfinch is 12–13 cm long with a wingspan of 21–25 cm. Both sexes are very similar, with a red face, black and white head, brown upperparts, white underparts with buff flanks and breast patches, and black and yellow wings. Male Goldfinches can be distinguished by a larger, darker red mask that extends just behind the eye. In females, the red face does not reach the eye. The ivory-coloured bill is long and pointed, and the tail is forked. Goldfinches in breeding condition have a white bill, with a greyish or blackish mark at the tip for the rest of the year. Juveniles have a plain head and a greyer back but are unmistakable due to the yellow wing stripe.

Habitat:

Spotted at Mediterranean forest with Holm oaks and pine trees. Dehesa de Valdelatas

Notes:

Camera Model: NIKON D500. Exposure Time: 1/500 sec.; f/11; ISO Speed Rating: 635. Exposure Bias: 0 EV. Focal Length: 300.0 mm. No flash fired. DSC_4030, 18, 21, 23, 29,

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3 Comments

arlanda
arlanda 2 days ago

Thanks António, Obrigado!!

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a week ago

Great series.

arlanda
Spotted by
arlanda

Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain

Lat: 40.54, Long: -3.68

Spotted on May 31, 2019
Submitted on Oct 9, 2019

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