Greenfinch - Cardelius Chloris

Greenfinch – Cardelius Chloris

Other Names: Wild Canary, European Greenfinch

Size: 15cm

Habitat: Woodlands and gardens.

Distribution: Coller parts of Southern New South Wales, Victoria, South Eastern South Australia and Tasmania.

Greenfinch - Cardelius Chloris

Greenfinch – Cardelius Chloris

Food: Australian Greenfinch has become accustomed to feeding on the seeds of weeds and also on stubble crops. In the Aviary they are most happiest with Canary sunflower sees, canary seed, and live food.

Nesting: Nest of this species generally form the shape of a cup that is built entirely by the female.

Breeding: Commencing early October, the Greenfinch will breed with an average clutch size of 5-6 eggs. (Brown spotted eggs) Male is not involved in the incubation process but rather responsible for food provisions.

Sexing: Similar in looks however the male is heavier and a little birghter in colour than the female.


After final egg has been laid

Average clutch:

5-6 Eggs

Days to hatch:

13 days from incubation

Fledge date:

Generally 18-20days old

Wean date:

6-8 weeks

First molt:


Sexual maturity

Adult plumage indicates maturity however not to be bred as per all finches until they reach the age of 12 months.


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