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Eastern Goldfinch (INDIA)
Eastern Goldfinch
Scientific Name 
Carduelis carduelis caniceps
Arabic Name 
الحسون الذهبي الشرقي
Kuwaiti name 
13.0 cm
Least Concern
Similar species 

In Kuwait


Extremely rare vagrant. The eastern equivalent of the European Goldfinch very rarely encountered in the Western Palearctic.
Where in Kuwait 
Only 1 record from Kuwait at Tuhla in SAANR in mid-May 2004.
In the world 
This race Carduelis carduelis caniceps is from the Carduelis carduelis caniceps group and is found in Southern central Asia.
Local threats 
Habitat loss and degradation and trapping for the illegal bird trade.