Oriental Greenfinch

Chloris sinica

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Fringilline & Cardueline Finches (Fringillidae)

Code 4

ORGR

Code 6

CARSIC

ITIS

ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The Oriental Greenfinch has a significantly large range, reaching up to an estimated 1,000,000 to 10,000,000 square kilometers. This bird can be found in the United States, China, Japan, Korea, Mongolia and the Russian Federation, where it inhabits a wide range of environments and terrain. It can be found in rural gardens and many wetlands, but also in shrublands and forests. The global population of this species has not been quantified, but it is referred to as “common” in many portions of its range. Due to this, population trends for the Oriental Greenfinch have a present evaluation level of Least Concern.

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SUMMARY

Overview

Oriental Greenfinch: Medium finch with dark gray-brown upperparts, brown underparts, yellow undertail coverts. Face, breast, rump are olive-green; cap, nape are gray. Bill is pink. Dark wings have white-edged feathers and large yellow patches. Black tail has yellow on outer feathers.

 

Range and Habitat

Oriental Greenfinch: Resident throughout Asia from Russia east to Japan. Rare to casual vagrant in the western Aleutian archipelago and Pribilof Islands in summer and during spring migration. Preferred habitats include open coniferous and deciduous forests, cutover woodlands, riverbanks, and human habitations.

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Oriental Greenfinch SONGS AND CALLS

Oriental Greenfinch E1

Twittering calls from a male.

Oriental Greenfinch E2

High-pitched call.

Similar Sounding


Voice Text

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INTERESTING FACTS

  • The Oriental Greenfinch is also called Grey-capped Greenfinch.
  • If the genus Carduelis is split up, this species would go into Chloris with the other greenfinches and the Desert Finch.
  • A group of finches has many collective nouns, including a "charm", "company", and "trembling" of finches.

SIMILAR BIRDS

RANGE MAP NORTH AMERICA

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This map shows how this species is distributed across North America.

FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

Author

Gary Owen Dick

Artist

Samira Belous

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UnderpartsX

Belly, undertail coverts, chest, flanks, and foreneck.

Undertail covertsX
Small feathers that cover the areas where the retrices (tail feathers) attach to the rump.
UpperpartsX
Back, rump, hindneck, wings, and crown.
BreastX
The upper front part of a bird.
CapX
The area on top of the head of the bird.
FaceX
The front part of the head consisting of the bill, eyes, cheeks and chin.
NapeX
Also called the hindneck or collar, it is the back of the neck where the head joins the body.
RumpX
The area between the uppertail coverts and the back of the bird.
Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X