2022 Birdpex - Protected Bird Species (C) - Set
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European goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)
In late autumn, as the meadows lose their green freshness and turn inconspicuously brown, we see flocks of goldfinches visiting the heads of the plumeless thistles and teasels that are rich in seeds, and bringing life to the landscape, which is preparing to sink into hibernation, with their cheerful red and yellow feather and joyous chirping. The diet based on seeds from the flower heads of teasels and plumeless thistles (Carduus is a scientific name for the plants of the genus called plumeless thistle) is responsible equally for both the Croatian and the scientific name of these birds.