This little lively finch is mainly a resident breeder from southern England to northern Scotland but seen in higher numbers in Wales & Scotland. During the winter months they are seen more frequently across England.
- The male is greenish above, yellowish below with steaked flanks. Its crown is black and it has a small black bib. Wings are black with bold yellow wingbars, and a yellow rump.
- The female is much duller buffy brownish colour streaked with a some yellow in its wings and tail, upperparts grey - green, underparts buffy with streaking above and below.
- 11.5 - 12.5 cms
- White short & stubby
- Brown, medium in length
- Woods, hedges heaths & gardens. Likes to reside at the top of tall trees.
- Flits, perches openly, takes off and lands on vegetation
- 1 - 50
- Tsu, tsu - weet, various twitterings
Breeding & Feeding
- High in conifers
- 3 - 5, pale blue speckled reddish
- Incubation Period
- 11 - 14 days
- 2; April - May
- Seeds, especially conifers, alders & birch, insects
- UK Breeding Pairs