Oriental Greenfinch: Medium finch with dark gray-brown upperparts, brown underparts, yellow undertail coverts. Face, breast, rump are olive-green; cap, nape are gray. Bill is pink. Dark wings have white-edged feathers and large yellow patches. Black tail has yellow on outer feathers.
Range and Habitat
Oriental Greenfinch: Rare to casual in the Aleutians and Pribilofs during spring migration. Preferred habitats include open coniferous and deciduous forests, cutover woodlands, riverbanks, and human habitations.
The Oriental Greenfinch is also called Grey-capped Greenfinch.
If the genus Carduelis is split up, this species would go into Chloris with the other greenfinches and the Desert Finch.
A group of finches has many collective nouns, including a "charm", "company", and "trembling" of finches.
The Oriental Greenfinch has a significantly large range, reaching up to an estimated 1,000,000 to 10,000,000 square kilometers. This bird can be found in the United States, China, Japan, Korea, Mongolia and the Russian Federation, where it inhabits a wide range of environments and terrain. It can be found in rural gardens and many wetlands, but also in shrublands and forests. The global population of this species has not been quantified, but it is referred to as “common” in many portions of its range. Due to this, population trends for the Oriental Greenfinch have a present evaluation level of Least Concern.