Scientific name: Carduelis
carduelis (Linnaeus, 1758)
The male is characterized gives: head with black cap and typical template
tawny back, back gray-whitish,black wings and tail with typical " pearls "
whitewomen, wing crossing yellow typical gold of the carduelidi, abdomen white man, chest
polluted white man of tawny (more to south is comedown, greater is loads with
The females differ from the males for small details that onlythe more
expert and specialized eye succeeds to pick: the head moreis rounded off, the template
does not exceed the eye, the shoulder (small copritrici andirons) is black gray-geen
rather than (this last particular one is much profit in order to distinguish the sex of
novels in the first months of life).
The typical Species is distributed in Europe and Africa of the north.
Ne exists various Subspecies, of which most famous it iswithout doubt the Carduelis Major,
distributed mainly in Siberia and characterized, regarding the nominal shape, from
decidedly more largeransom and smaller amount of tawny.
Jan Steen (1626-1679),
Il Cardellino (1654)