European Goldfinch

Carduelis carduelis - Chardonneret élégant

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Passeriformes

  • Family
    :

    Fringillidés

  • Genus
    :

    Carduelis

  • Species
    :

    carduelis

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 14 cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : 14 à 18 g
Longevity

8 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis) is a species of bird in the Fringillidae family.

Subspecific information 14 Subspecies

  • Carduelis carduelis britannica (British Isles, nw France and w Netherlands)
  • Carduelis carduelis carduelis (s Scandinavia to c France and Italy and east to c European Russia)
  • Carduelis carduelis parva (sw Europe, nw Africa, Madeira, Balearic and Canary Is.)
  • Carduelis carduelis tschusii (Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily)
  • Carduelis carduelis balcanica (Balkans, Greece, Crete and nw Turkey)
  • Carduelis carduelis niediecki (Middle East)
  • Carduelis carduelis brevirostris (e Turkey, s Caucasus and n Iran)
  • Carduelis carduelis colchica (n Caucasus and Crimea. s Ukraine.)
  • Carduelis carduelis volgensis (s Ukraine, s European Russia and nw Kazakhstan)
  • Carduelis carduelis frigoris (sw and sc Siberia)
  • Carduelis carduelis paropanisi (w Turkmenistan and e Iran to nw China)
  • Carduelis carduelis subulata (ne Kazakhstan, sc Siberia and w Mongolia)
  • Carduelis carduelis caniceps (w Pakistan to nw Himalayas, sw Tibet and c Nepal)
  • Carduelis carduelis ultima (s Iran)

Foreign names

  • Chardonneret élégant,
  • Jilguero europeo,
  • Pintassilgo-europeu / Pintassilgo,
  • Stieglitz,
  • Tengelic,
  • Putter,
  • Cardellino europeo,
  • Steglits,
  • Stillits,
  • stehlík obyčajný,
  • stehlík obecný,
  • Stillits,
  • tikli,
  • cadernera europea,
  • Þistilfinka,
  • szczygieł,
  • dadzītis, ciglis,
  • lišček,
  • Щегол,
  • ゴシキヒワ,
  • 红额金翅雀,
  • 金絲雀,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Forest : Temperate ; Shrubland : Temperate, Mediterranean-type Shrubby Vegetation ; Grassland : Temperate ; Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Pastureland, Plantations, Rural Gardens, Urban Areas

Geographic range

Illustration

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