143290 Greenfinch Carduelis chloris L 14-15cm. Familiar greenish finch with pinkish, conical bill, yellowish patch on wings and yellow sides to base of tail. Sexes are dissimilar. Adult male is mainly yellowish green, darkest on back, with grey on face, sides of neck, and on wings. Intensity of colour increases through winter as pale feather fringes are worn. Adult female is similar but duller and faintly streaked. Juvenile recalls adult female but back and pale underparts are obviously streaked. Voice Utters a sharp jrrrup call in flight. Song comprises well-spaced wheezy weeeish phrases or rapid, trilling whistles. Status Fairly common. In breeding season, favours parks, gardens and hedgerows. In winter, forms flocks that visit gardens and arable fields.