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EUROPEAN GREENFINCH (Carduelis chloris)
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Carduelis chloris

Vagrant. Three sets of records. Four birds seen by Glenn Fraser at the Airstrip on 20 May 1980 (Fraser 2004). One observed by Fraser at the same place on 5 June 1983. Eighteen were seen by Fraser at the Airstrip later in June 1983 and on 4 July 1983. Hutton observed the species on at least one of these occasions, though no notes were kept. This species has colonised Norfolk Island. Given the rarity of the species in mainland NSW, it is likely these records involve vagrants from New Zealand (Fraser 2004).

3 May 2015 Leon Brice reported 3 of this bird at the airport area. Confirmed and photographed I Hutton.


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