[ edit] Identification
5 in (11-12 cm)
Grey green above with dark streaks
Yellow breast with streaks
White belly with heavy streaks
Brighter yellow face and breast
Yellow wing bars
Yellow sides to tail
[ edit] Distribution
Palearctic: resident in the area around the Mediterranean, migrant breeder further north.
North Africa: resident in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt, but supplemented with migrants in winter.
Europe: resident in Portugal, Spain, parts of France, Italy, and the Balkans, and summer migrant to rest of France, Central Europe, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Belarus, Ukraine, and in small numbers to Denmark and Sweden. In the UK is common on passage and a rare breeder.
Middle East: resident in parts of Turkey, Lebanon, and Israel, with other parts of Turkey only visited in summer and with winter migrants in larger parts of the Middle East.
[ edit] Taxonomy
This is a
monotypic species .
[ edit] Habitat
Open mixed woodlands, parks and gardens.
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[ edit] Behaviour
[ edit] Breeding
It nests in a shrub or tree. The clutch consists of 3-5 eggs.
The diet includes mainly seeds; insects are also taken in the breeding season.
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[ edit] References
Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2012. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to October 2012. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
Beaman, M., S. Madge, K.M. Olsen. 1998. Fuglene i Europa, Nordafrika og MellemÃ¸sten. Copenhagen, Denmark: Gads Forlag, ISBN 87-12-02276-4
Svensson, Mullarney, ZetterstrÃ¶m 2009. Birds of Europe, second edition. Princeton University Press, Princeton and Oxford. ISBN 978-0-691-14392-7
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