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Bird Guide: Goldfinch

Goldfinch

About


Goldfinches can be recognised by the distinctive yellow flashes on their wings and red white and black markings on their faces.

About

Locations

Can be spotted in most areas across the UK

Habitat

Woodland, farmland, open countryside and gardens

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Breeding


Breeding season is from April to September. Goldfinches will lay up to three broods in a season, each with 4-6 eggs. Goldfinch nests are made from moss, roots and spider silk. They are usually positioned within a bush or tree. Eggs are pale blue with red markings and incubation takes between 13 and 15 days.

Breeding

Size

Wingspan:
24 cm

Length:
12 cm

Diet

Small seeds and some insects

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