Tag: Greenfinch

Sexing juvenile Greenfinches Carduelis chloris by the extent of black on the tail

Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris) Science Article 2 abstract There is increasing interest in the study of the evolution of sex ratios in birds. Correct assignment of sex to fledgling and juvenile birds is critical for studies that deal with differential sex allocation at nests or sexual variation in survival or dispersion rates. Here we describe a […]

Activity and predator escape performance of common greenfinches Carduelis chloris infected with sindbis virus

Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris) Science Article 1 abstract The fitness effects of parasites on their hosts are often unknown. For mostavian viruses, no records of clinical disease have been associated withinfections. In this study we tested if birds would alter their behaviour duringan infection with an avian virus that naturally occurs in passerines. Wemeasured spontaneous locomotion […]

The removal of colour rings by Greenfinches Carduelis chloris

Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris) Science Article 3 abstract This paper examines the effect of sex and ring colour on the frequency of removal of plastic colour rings by Greenfinches Carduelis chloris. Of 55 recaptures of 42 individuals, 22 (40%) had lost at least one of its colour rings. Females showed a tendency to remove colour rings […]

Structural conservation and variation in the mitochondrial control region of fringilline finches (Fringilla spp.) and the greenfinch (Carduelis chloris

Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris) Science Article 4 abstract We sequenced the entire control region and portions of flanking genes (tRNAPhe, tRNAGiu, and ND6) in the common chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs), blue chaffinch (F. teydea), brambling (F. montifringilla), and greenfinch (Carduelis chloris). In these finches the control region is similar in length (1,223-1,237 bp) and has the same […]

Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris)

[order] PASSERIFORMES | [family] Fringillidae | [latin] Carduelis chloris | [UK] Greenfinch | [FR] Verdier commun | [DE] Grunling | [ES] Verderon Comun | [NL] Groenling Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Physical charateristics Medium-sized, robust, plump and noticeably short-tailed finch, with stout conical bill. Male olive-green and yellow, […]