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The majority of birds in the area along the Fyris river south of Uppsala are not large birds but rather small ones. Perhaps not as spectacular as the birds of prey or larger birds, but these bird s could still be quite beautiful. This is a female European Greenfinch (Chloris chloris). Th colour of the bird is mainly green, with yellow in the wings and tail. The females and juvenile birds have more brown tones on the back than the males.

The area along the Fyris is a mix of farmland and woodland edges and farmland that are among the environments favoured for breeding by the greenfinch. The bird feeds largely on seeds, but also on buds, insects and berries.

In Sweden, the greenfinch is found from Skåne in the south to Sundsvall area and Jämtland in the north The northern population are moving south in winter migrate south in winter, but even of most of the the population is wintering in Sweden there are also birds of the Swedish poulation that in winter are moving further south in Western Europe.

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  • Copyright: ulf eriksson (UlfE) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2529 W: 85 N: 3718] (14635)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-10-19
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-01-12 1:42
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