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Serinus serinus Linnaeus, 1766 ♀

Serinus serinus-F-Sadrazamköy1.JPG <b><i>Serinus serinus</b></i> Linnaeus, 1766 ♀||<img src=./_datas/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux/i/uploads/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux//2016/02/20/20160220104927-b2bdd283-th.jpg>Thumbnails<b><i>Oenanthe cypriaca</b></i> Homeyer, 1884 ♀||<img src=./_datas/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux/i/uploads/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux//2016/02/20/20160220100801-13bc025a-th.jpg><b><i>Serinus serinus</b></i> Linnaeus, 1766 ♀||<img src=./_datas/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux/i/uploads/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux//2016/02/20/20160220104927-b2bdd283-th.jpg>Thumbnails<b><i>Oenanthe cypriaca</b></i> Homeyer, 1884 ♀||<img src=./_datas/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux/i/uploads/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux//2016/02/20/20160220100801-13bc025a-th.jpg><b><i>Serinus serinus</b></i> Linnaeus, 1766 ♀||<img src=./_datas/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux/i/uploads/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux//2016/02/20/20160220104927-b2bdd283-th.jpg>Thumbnails<b><i>Oenanthe cypriaca</b></i> Homeyer, 1884 ♀||<img src=./_datas/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux/i/uploads/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux//2016/02/20/20160220100801-13bc025a-th.jpg><b><i>Serinus serinus</b></i> Linnaeus, 1766 ♀||<img src=./_datas/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux/i/uploads/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux//2016/02/20/20160220104927-b2bdd283-th.jpg>Thumbnails<b><i>Oenanthe cypriaca</b></i> Homeyer, 1884 ♀||<img src=./_datas/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux/i/uploads/t/6/y/t6ynvw9sux//2016/02/20/20160220100801-13bc025a-th.jpg>

Serinus serinus Linnaeus, 1766 ♀
Common names: European serin, Serin [En], Serin cini [Fr], Europese kanarie [Nl], Girlitz [De], Verzellino [It], Verdecillo, Serín verdecillo [Es], Μπασταρτοκανάρινο, Σκαρθάκι [Gr], Küçük iskete [Tu]

IUCN status: LC (Least Concern)

Sadrazamköy (Livera, Λιβερα), KYRENIA (Girne, Κερύνεια) ● Cyprus

Description: The European serin is the smallest European species of the family of finches (Fringillidae) and is closely related to the canary.
It is a small short-tailed bird, 11–12 cm in length. The upper parts are dark-streaked greyish green, with a yellow rump. The yellow breast and white belly are also heavily streaked. The male has a brighter yellow face and breast, yellow wing bars and yellow tail sides. The song of this bird is a buzzing trill, very familiar in Mediterranean countries.

Biology: The food is mainly seeds, and, in the breeding season, insects. This small serin is an active and often conspicuous bird.
It builds its nest in a shrub or tree, laying 3–5 eggs. It forms flocks outside the breeding season, sometimes mixed with other finches.

Habitat: Open woodland and cultivation, often with some conifers, is favoured for breeding.

Distribution: It breeds across southern and central Europe and north Africa. Southern and Atlantic coast populations are largely resident, but the northern breeders migrate further south in Europe for the winter.

References:
Wikipedia, European serin




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