Birds in the forest

Some birds, including songbirds, migrate south after storing enough fat. These include goldfinches (Carduelis carduelis), which live almost everywhere in Europe, except Iceland, Norway, Finland, Sweden and northern Russia. They live in mixed woods, gardens and bushes located in open areas. They feed on aphids, shoots and seeds, especially thistle seeds. They build their nests 8-10 metres high on broad-leaved or coniferous branches; their nests have thick walls, often made of fibres, moss, wool. The females hatch the eggs, while both parents take care of the brood.

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