Bird Families

Genus Zelenushki - Chloris

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Genus Zelenushka - the old name of the genus Chloris - contains two types. In the European part, in the Caucasus and Central Asia, there is an ordinary green tea Chloris chloris... The main color of the male is greenish with yellowness on the belly, wings and tail. The female is grayish greenish.

Zelenushka inhabits forest and shrub habitats. The scream is a short babbling trill, the song also consists of trills and a sharp ending “zhzhzhzhi”. In color and voice, greenfinch is somewhat reminiscent of a canary, therefore it is sometimes called a "forest canary". Chinese green tea Chloris sinica very similar to ordinary, but coloration with a large brown tone, the upper tail is gray. This species lives in the Amur region, Sakhalin and Kamchatka.

The new name of greenhouse - Carduelis chloris... It is distributed throughout Europe, northern Africa and southwest Asia. As a rule, they are permanent inhabitants, but northern populations wander south. Introduced to New Zealand.

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