Nonnatives - European Greenfinch

European Greenfinch - Carduelis chloris

 

Florida's Nonnative Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1963

Extirpated year:

Established status: Species were formerly present in Florida, but are no longer present.

Estimated Florida range: 1 county  Not reported breeding

Statewide trend: No current population

Threats to natives:

Species Account: Native to Western Europe

Habitats: Central or core urban area.

County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
Broward 1963 1987 Not reported breeding Caught, identified, and released (Stevenson and Anderson 1994).

References

Robertson, W. B., and G. E. Woolfenden. 1992. Florida bird species: an annotated list. Florida Ornithological Society, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

Stevenson, H. M., and B. H. Anderson. 1994. The birdlife of Florida. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

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