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Citril Finch? S. France August 2007

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Old Monday 4th February 2008, 23:03   #1
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Citril Finch? S. France August 2007

Can anyone ID this bird? The local association says it's a greenfinch - which it most certainly isn't as we used have dozens of those in our garden in Brussels. My guess at citril finch comes from the colouring and its rather plaintive call (tweeeeeet) which ressembles the sound of a CF on the Western Palearctic DVD. I think the locals were sceptical because we're not supposed to have CFs around here, not being a mountainous area.
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Old Monday 4th February 2008, 23:21   #2
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I'm afraid the locals had good reason to be sceptical. It is indeed a greenfinch.
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Old Monday 4th February 2008, 23:21   #3
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Your local association is dead right - Greenfinch
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Old Tuesday 5th February 2008, 11:26   #4
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It is a greenfinch, it can be dangerous to compare birds seen in unfamiliar places to ones we know well from back home, it is amazing how birds look different when seen in unfamiliar circumstances.
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. I think the locals were sceptical because we're not supposed to have CFs around here, not being a mountainous area.
I think the locals were sceptical because it's a Greenfinch!
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Old Tuesday 5th February 2008, 20:38   #6
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OK - I give up, it's a greenfinch. But it was speaking citril, I've never heard a greenfinch make a sound like this one was making. Thanks to everyone for putting me right.
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Old Wednesday 6th February 2008, 09:17   #7
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The local association says it's a greenfinch - which it most certainly isn't
Doh!
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