Story: Introduced land birds

Female greenfinch

Female greenfinch

Flocks of greenfinches are easily recognised by their olive-green colour. Females, such as this one at Nga Manu Nature Reserve in Waikanae, incubate the eggs. While on the nest the female is fed by the male.

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Photograph by J. L. Kendrick

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Christina Troup, 'Introduced land birds - Finches', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/17179/female-greenfinch (accessed 22 July 2024)

Story by Christina Troup, published 24 Nov 2008, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015