Tuesday, 21 March 2017

European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis carduelis) in London



These small birds called European Goldfinches (Carduelis carduelis carduelis) are very common across whole Europe, but nonetheless very beautiful and often overlooked. They start building their nests in the branches of the trees during spring time. The nest itself is hemispherical and very neatly woven and lined with fine fluff. Another interesting thing about the goldfinches is that they have typical sweet high pitched warble and are often hybridised with canaries which produces vigorous offspring with pleasant song.

I'll try this year to find singing goldfinch with nest, but for now that is all I could get.

European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis carduelis) in London 

European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis carduelis) in London

European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis carduelis) in London

European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis carduelis) in London

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