European Goldfinch or Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)
The European Goldfinch or Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis) is a small passerine bird in the finch family. The goldfinch breeds across Europe, North Africa, and western and central Asia, in open, partially wooded lowlands. It is resident in the milder west of its range, but migrates from colder regions. It will also make local movements, even in the west, to escape bad weather. It has been introduced to many areas of the world.