Key information: In the summer, the male Greenfinch is a bright-coloured bird with green, grey and yellow plumage. The female has more grey than the male. In the winter, it can often be seen in flocks with Goldfinches and Chaffinches. It has a very characteristic undulating flight. It breeds on trees (usually cypress trees) all over the island, even in Troodos mountains.
Length: 14 – 16 cm
Habitat: Mountains and forests, towns and villages, farmland, scrub and bushes
When they can be seen: All year round
What they eat: Seeds, invertebrates
In Cyprus: Can be seen all over Cyprus
Status: Resident breeder
Illustration by Paschalis Dougalis