Greenfinch

A hawfinch, the rarest of the British finches.

A hawfinch, the rarest of the British finches.

A bullfinch.

A bullfinch.

A goldfinch, perched on its favourite food, a thistle.

A goldfinch, perched on its favourite food, a thistle.

 

The greenfinch is a brightly coloured member of the passerine family native to Europe.

The greenfinch has a stocky, pink bill for breaking into seeds.

Like most finches, they feed their young on insects.

As their name suggests, they are mostly yellowy-green in colour, with hints of vivid yellow on its wing and tail.

The other finches in Britain related to the greenfinches are hawfinches, bullfinches and goldfinches.

A greenfinch.

A greenfinch.