Yellow-breasted greenfinch

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Yellow-breasted Greenfinch
Chloris spinoides, ZOO Praha 471.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Fringillidae
Genus: Carduelis
Species: C. spinoides
Binomial name
Carduelis spinoides
Vigors, 1831
Eggs of Yellow-breasted Greenfinch MHNT

The Yellow-breasted Greenfinch (Carduelis spinoides) is a species of finch in the Fringillidae family.

It is found in the northern regions of the Indian Subcontinent, primarily in the mid-altitudes of the Himalayas, and in parts of Southeast Asia. It ranges across Afghanistan, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Tibet and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are temperate forests and temperate shrubland.

Origin of greenfinches[edit]

See Desert finch.

Phylogeny[edit]

It has been obtained by Antonio Arnaiz-Villena et al.[2][3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Carduelis spinoides". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Arnaiz-Villena, Antonio; Alvarez-Tejado M., Ruiz-del-Valle V., García-de-la-Torre C., Varela P, Recio M. J., Ferre S., Martinez-Laso J. (1998). "Phylogeny and rapid Northern and Southern Hemisphere speciation of goldfinches during the Miocene and Pliocene Epochs". Cell.Mol.Life.Sci. 54 (9): 1031–41. doi:10.1007/s000180050230. 
  3. ^ Arnaiz-Villena, A; Zamora J, Ernesto L, Ruiz-del-Valle V, Moscoso J, Serrano-Vela JI, Rivero-de-Aguilar J (2006). "Rhodopechys obsoleta (desert finch): a pale ancestor of greenfinches(Carduelis spp.) according to molecular phylogeny". Journal of Ornithology 147 (3): 448–456. 
  4. ^ Zamora, J; Moscoso J, Ruiz-del-Valle V, Ernesto L, Serrano-Vela JI, Ira-Cachafeiro J, Arnaiz-Villena A (2006). "Conjoint mitochondrial phylogenetic trees for canaries Serinus spp. and goldfinches Carduelis spp. show several specific polytomies". Ardeola 53: 1–17.