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Greenfinch

Posted: January 8, 2014 in Birds, Natural History
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The Greenfinch is a regular garden visitor which is found across the Uk. It has been subject to variable population changes with a marked decline in the 1970s and 80s follwed by a dramatic increase in the 1990s. However recently the population has been declining again. This decline has been linked to a parasitic disease Trichomonosis. It is estimated that there are currently 1.7 million breeding pairs in the UK.