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(European) Goldfinch
Carduelis carduelis
Size: 12-13cm
UK Status: common migrant resident breader / passage visitor

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Distinctive finch with red face, black and white head, yellow wing bars and medium brown back.Bill relatively long for a finch. White rump obvious in flight. Often moves in flocks, frequenting thistles and other such plants. Resident throughout the year across most of Britain.

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