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.
Habitat loss and degradation and trapping for the illegal bird trade.