European Greenfinch (species: Carduelis chloris) in Birds of Argentina (Gaia Guide)
Carduelis chloris
European Greenfinch

©Pedro Henriques: European Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris)

©Marek Szczepanek: Female and/or juvenile European Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris)

©Christophe Quintin: European Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Fringillidae
Genus Carduelis
Species Carduelis chloris
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

It is mainly green, with yellow in the wings and tail. The female and young birds are duller and have brown tones on the back. The bill is thick and conical. (Wikipedia)


  • Up to 15 cm (Length of specimen)


  • From 24.5 cm to 27.5 cm



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Distribution and habitat preferences

It is found in woodland edges, farmland hedges and gardens with relatively thick vegetation are favoured for breeding. (Wikipedia)

Local abundance

  • Cape Kidnappers, New Zealand: common

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