French: Venturon montagnard German: Zitronenzeisig Spanish: Verderón serrano
N, C and to a lesser extent S Spain E, discontinuously, to S & E France, N Italy, Switzerland, S Germany, E Austria and N Slovenia.
11·5–12 cm; 12–14 g. Rather small, greenish finch with short pointed bill and fairly long, slightly forked tail. Male has forecrown to around eye and... read more
Song, throughout year (mostly in winter and during breeding season, rarely in autumn), from treetop... read more
Montane and submontane woods of spruce (Picea), larch (Larix) and pine (Pinus... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly seeds and buds of trees and other plants; some arthropods. Seeds and buds include those of spruce, pine, willow (Salix),... read more
Season end Mar or mid-Apr to Aug; two broods (yearlings only one). Monogamous. Solitary nester or loosely social in neighbourhood groups.... read more
Partial short-distance migrant and altitudinal migrant. Birds from N Alps descend to lower levels... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common or locally common; uncommon in Slovenia. Estimated global breeding population c. 250,000 pairs, majority of which (c. 230,000 pairs) in Spain... read more
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