= Carduelis cannabina
Maximum size: 14 cm
They are sedentary and they nest in scrublands, open-space areas, even
wastelands, looking for seeds in order to eat. They prefer riverside territories,
near lagoons and ponds where to take advantage of the vegetation and the
crops in the vicinity. In summer they can be seen in heights over
the 2,500 m level but in winter they attend wetlands in mid-altitudes looking
for a warmer climate. They flock together with Serins and House Sparrows,
and even with Reed Buntings.
They are caught in order to be used in bird-singing competitions.