European Serin

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Common Name: European Serin
Scientific Name: Serinus serinus

Size: 4.5-4.7 inches (11-12 cm)

Habitat: Eurasia and Africa; breeds across southern and central Europe and north Africa. Southern and Atlantic coast populations are largely resident, but the northern breeders migrate further south in Europe for the winter.Open woodlands and cultivated areas, often with some conifers, are favored for breeding.

Status: Least Concern. Global Population: 30,000,000 - 80,000,000 Mature individuals. In Europe, trends since 1982 show that populations have undergone a moderate decline. Europe forms 75-94% of the global range.

Diet: Mainly seeds; insects in the breeding season.

Breeding: It builds its nest in a shrub or tree, laying 3-5 eggs.

Cool Facts: The European Serin is the smallest in European species of the family of finches (Fringillidae) and is closely related to the Canary.

Found in Songbird ReMix European Edition 2

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