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Grey capped greenfinch

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Passeriformes
Genus  Chloris
Higher classification  Chloris
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Fringillidae
Scientific name  Chloris sinica
Rank  Species
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Similar  Bird, Meadow bunting, Black‑faced bunting, Japanese tit, Japanese pygmy woodpecker

Grey capped greenfinch


The grey-capped greenfinch or Oriental greenfinch (Chloris sinica) is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae.

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It nests in trees or bushes, laying 3-5 eggs.

In 1766 Linnaeus included the species in the 12th edition of his Systema Naturae under the binomial name, Fringilla sinica. Five subspecies are now recognised:

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  • C. s. ussuriensis Hartert, 1903 – northeastern China, Korea and eastern Siberia
  • C. s. kawarahiba (Temminck, 1836) – Kamchatka Peninsula, Kuril Islands and northeastern Hokkaido
  • C. s. minor (Temminck & Schlegel, 1848) – Japan: southern Hokkaido to Kyushu
  • C. s. kittlitzi (Seebohm, 1890) – Bonin Islands including Iwo Jima
  • C. s. sinica (Linnaeus, 1766) – central and eastern China to central Vietnam

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    The grey-capped greenfinch was formerly placed in the genus Carduelis but was moved to Chloris with the other greenfinches.

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    References

    Grey-capped greenfinch Wikipedia


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