- Carduelis citrinella
- Grey upperparts
- Grey hind-neck
- Brown-tinged, black streaked back
- Yellow underparts
- Yellow double wing bars
- Yellow rump
- Yellow face mask
They are small finches, not unlike a European Greenfinch, in that the males are generally green.
If seen well, this is not a difficult species to identify.
This is a monotypic species.
Corsican Finch is sometimes considered to be a subspecies of this species. This view is supported by a recent genetic study (FĂ¶rschler et al. 2009).
Mountains, coniferous forests and alpine meadows.
They nest in conifers.
- Clements, JF. 2010. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2010. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/Clements%206.5.xls/view
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