European Goldfinch

To: Ann Eldridge <>
Subject: European Goldfinch
From: John Harris <>
Date: Mon, 1 Apr 2019 22:27:57 +0000

The European Goldfinch is a very common Canberra bird. I report observing them regularly. They are a finch and so they prefer the same grassy habitat as native finches. I observe them frequently in the reed beds and native grasses along the Ginninderra creek floodplain. I have seen them in the reeds etc of every artificial pond in Gungahlin. If you see a small bird at the top of a seed stalk , it is more likely to be a EG around here than something more elusive like a GH Cisticola.




From: shorty <>
Date: Monday, 1 April 2019 at 7:03 pm
To: Ann Eldridge <>
Cc: chatline <>
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] European Goldfinch


In the P&K guide they are listed in the index as - Goldfinch, European.




On Mon, Apr 1, 2019 at 6:52 PM Ann Eldridge <> wrote:

Thank you so much I have found him in my Aust Bird Guide but not in Morcombe or Simpson & Day.

Thanks again



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