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Last month I posted a picture of a juvenile bird and said I’d post a another one of an adult later. Well, now it’s later 😉 so here’s an adult European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis) I photographed in the South of Portugal where I spent the beginning of October. Quite some transformation, right? 🙂

More pictures from Portugal will follow in the next coming posts.

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14 responses

  1. Lovely shot =)

    October 22, 2014 at 6:03 PM

    • Thanks Ana! I hope you’ll like my new photo series, they’re taken in your country. 🙂

      October 26, 2014 at 4:02 PM

  2. I love how you weave a story with photos!

    October 22, 2014 at 6:21 PM

  3. Nice pose!!

    October 22, 2014 at 6:46 PM

    • I had to wait almost half an hour before I could get a shot from that angle. 🙂 They tend to hang sideways or upside down when they eat! And often on the other side of the plant from the photographer..

      October 26, 2014 at 4:04 PM

  4. OOH…cool bird!

    October 22, 2014 at 11:21 PM

  5. Wow now that is a colorful bird. I like the plants in the photo to show the areas whee the bird looks for food. Looking forward to the coming posts featuring Portugal.

    October 23, 2014 at 3:39 AM

  6. Wonderful!

    October 23, 2014 at 9:34 PM

  7. So similar to our American goldfinches, and in the same type of habitat.

    November 5, 2014 at 8:46 PM

    • Actually the two are in separate subgenera and are not directly related. I hope I get to see an American goldfinch one day!

      November 6, 2014 at 7:11 PM

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