The greenfinch is marked, when in flight, by the yellow rump and bright yellow patches at the base of the tail feathers.
I hear the greenfinch, stronger and sharper than our goldfinch, but less pleasing.
To this writer, then--and there are others to keep him in countenance--the greenfinch as a vocalist ranks lower than the lowest.
They looked like an embassy arriving, with greenfinch as their leader.
The chaffinch, greenfinch, and goldfinch are with us all the year round, keeping each to his favourite haunts.
A still smaller bird, a greenfinch, is even more refractory: all that I obtain from him is a few seconds' drowsiness.
For instance, the fable of the greenfinch and the Nightingale.
The greenfinch and the chaffinch shrieked with derision; the wood-pigeon turned his back and said “Pooh!”
The chaffinch, greenfinch, hedge-sparrow, and wren are less common.
The greenfinch is soon attracted by hemp seed, and all the smaller birds by canary seed.