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Goldfinch in dappled sunlight

By michaelo
The European goldfinch or simply the goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis), is a small passerine bird in the finch family that is native to Europe, North Africa and western and central Asia. It has been introduced to other areas, including Australia, New Zealand and Uruguay. The breeding male has a red face with black markings around the eyes, and a black-and-white head. The back and flanks are buff or chestnut brown. The black wings have a broad yellow bar. The tail is black and the rump is white. Males and females are very similar, but females have a slightly smaller red area on the face. The goldfinch is often depicted in Italian renaissance paintings of the Madonna and child!

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Tags: Summer leys Colours of nature Wildlife and nature Birds wildlife nature Goldfinch Carduelis Carduelis

Voters: johnsd, BillRookery, rickie and 42 more

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johnsd Plus
15 4 2 Scotland
10 May 2021 8:44PM
A lovely capture Michael.
JuBarney Plus
10 36 5 United Kingdom
10 May 2021 8:53PM
A smashing shot
10 May 2021 9:00PM
Stunning shot 😎
KingArthur 15 8 Malta
10 May 2021 9:18PM
Great shot Michaelo, lovely detail

Joe Smile
Chinga Plus
11 3 2 United Kingdom
10 May 2021 10:23PM
Absolutely beautiful !!
Good capture, Isabel GrinGrinGrin
11 May 2021 5:12AM
RonDM Plus
7 255 United Kingdom
11 May 2021 9:19AM
Great image love the dappled effect well taken

12 May 2021 5:41PM
A lovely shot.

sparrowhawk Plus
13 282 2 United Kingdom
12 May 2021 8:25PM
lovely shot this gorgeous finch
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
12 May 2021 10:25PM
beautiful with eye contact

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