greenfinch

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green +‎ finch

Noun[edit]

greenfinch ‎(plural greenfinches)

  1. Any of five distinct species of bird formerly within the genus Carduelis, now making up genus Chloris (Cuvier) :
    1. the European greenfinch, a common Old World finch, Carduelis chloris, now Chloris chloris, that is mainly green with yellow in the wings and tail.
    2. the black-headed greenfinch, Carduelis ambigua, now Chloris ambigua
    3. the Oriental greenfinch, Carduelis sinica, now Chloris sinica
    4. the Vietnam greenfinch, Carduelis monguilloti, now Chloris monguilloti
    5. the yellow-breasted greenfinch, Carduelis spinoides, now Chloris spinoides

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