Black-headed greenfinch

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Black-headed greenfinch
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Fringillidae
Genus: Chloris
Species: C. ambigua
Binomial name
Chloris ambigua
(Oustalet, 1896)

Carduelis ambigua

The black-headed greenfinch (Chloris ambigua) is a species of finch in the Fringillidae family. It is found in Yunnan, northern Laos, eastern Myanmar and adjacent areas of Vietnam, China, Thailand and Northeast India. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland.

Origin of greenfinches[edit]

See desert finch (Rhodospiza obsoleta)


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


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Carduelis ambigua". 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" (PDF). Cell.Mol.Life.Sci. 54 (9:): 1031–41. doi:10.1007/s000180050230. PMID 9791543. 
  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" (PDF). Journal of Ornithology. 147 (3.): 448–456. doi:10.1007/s10336-005-0036-2. 
  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" (PDF). Ardeola. 53 (1): 1–17. 

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