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SPECIES INFO

The Corsican Finch (Carduelis corsicana) is a bird in the finch family, Fringillidae.

It was formerly regarded a subspecies of the Citril Finch, but it differs in morphology and vocalizations (Cramp & Perrins, 1994, Förschler & Kalko, 2007) as well as mtDNA sequence (Sangster, 2000, contra Pasquet & Thibault, 1997) and they are now considered distinct species (Sangster et al., 2002). Formerly, both were placed in the genus Serinus, but they appear to be close relatives of the European Goldfinch (Arnaiz-Villena et al., 1998, contra van den Elzen & Khoury, 1999).

It is found in Corsica, Sardinia and on the Italian islands of Elba, Capraia and Gorgona.

It has dark-streaked brown upperparts, and brighter yellow underparts than the Citril Finch.





                                     



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