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Greenfinch - Chloris chloris

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Greenfinch - adult female. Sagres.

This bright green and yellow finch is a common resident throughout the Algarve inhabiting gardens, parks, orchards and open land. Its comparatively large, conical-shaped bill  reflects its mainly seed-eating diet.  Song a loud, nasal dweeej usually followed by a short series of twittering notes delivered from a high perch or in a display flight comprising exaggerated, slow wing-beats.

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Greenfinch - adult male. Sagres.

 

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