Oriental Greenfinch

oriental greenfinch

Oriental Greenfinches are sometimes called Gray-capped Greenfinch because of the gray color of the top of their heads. Males’ bodies and faces are mostly olive green, their shoulders and back are shades of brown, while their bellies may be yellowish to light brown.

Females are browner and lighter in color. Juveniles are even lighter-colored than females and have streaks on their chests and bellies.

  • Chloris Sinica
  • Length: 12.5 to 14 cm (4.9 to 5.5 in.)
  • Weight: 1.1 oz (31 g.) 
  • Wingspan: 23.4 cm (9.25 in)


Oriental Greenfinches are usually found in Asia, but occasionally turn up in Alaska.

Habitat And Diet

You can find Oriental Greenfinches around forests during summer. In winter, they spread out in shrubs and suburban parks and gardens. They mainly eat seeds and grains. However, during summer, they also feast on insects and spiders. 

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Nests of Oriental Greenfinches are found in trees or hidden in a bush. They are made of moss and lined with soft grass on the inside. The female lays up to five eggs. It takes about two weeks before they hatch.

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