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European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis

Described by: Linnaeus (1758)
Alternate common name(s): Himalayan Goldfinch, Goldfinch, Gray-crowned Goldfinch, Grey-crowned Goldfinch
Old scientific name(s): Acanthis carduelis


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The following two groups apparently intergrade in n. Iran and probably e. Russia;
(1) W. and c. Europe from s. Sweden and s. Finland to nw. Russia.
Winters s. to Mediterranean and Black Sea.
Introduced to se. Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand, Bermunda and Uruguay.
Introduced to the United States, but now extirpated.
(2) British Isles, Channel Is. and w. Netherlands.
Introduced to se. Australia (ex. se. South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and se. Queensland) and Tasmania.
(3) Azores, Madeira, Canary Is. and w. Mediterrranean region in nw. Africa e. from Morocco.
(4) Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily.
(5) E. Mediterranean from s. Yugoslavia to Bulgaria, Greece, and Crete.
(6) Rhodes, Karpathos, Cyprus, Egypt to Asia Minor, n. Iraq and nw. Iran.
(7) Sw. Siberia from Ural Mountains to Yenisey River.
(8) Crimean Peninsula to Caucasus and ne. Turkey.
(9) N. Iran (Talysh Mountains to Elburz Mountains).
(10) Iran to n. Afghanistan and w. China (Xinjiang).
Winters of s. Iran.
(11) Sc. Siberia to Lake Baikal and nw. Mongolia.
Winters in Turkestan.
(12) W. Himalayas in Pakistan, nw. India (Kashmir), Nepal, and w. Tibet.


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Telpost Parnassia
Location unknown - Date unknown Source: ETI BioInformatics


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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