European Serin (Serinus serinus) - HBW 15, p. 516
French: Serin cini
Spanish: Serín Verdecillo
Other common names: Eurasian/Common Serin, Serin Finch
Taxonomy: Fringilla Serinus Linnaeus, 1766, Switzerland.
Recent molecular-genetic studies suggest that this species is probably closest to S. pusillus and S. canicollis; has sometimes been thought to form a superspecies with S. syriacus, S. canaria and S. canicollis, but relationships uncertain. Monotypic.
Distribution: Breeds in Europe (except British Is and almost entire Fennoscandia) E to E Baltic, W Russia and Belarus, S to Mediterranean islands, N, W & CS Turkey, C Georgia, Canary Is (Tenerife, Gran Canaria), N Africa (N & C Morocco E to N Tunisia and NW & NE Libya), Lebanon and Israel; winters SW & S Europe and N Africa E to N Egypt, also Iraq.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 111 videos
A female eating seeds from a plant Locality Boadilla del Monte, Madrid, Spain
Juan Sanabria 1 March 2012 3 years ago 1 min 18 sec 4.8
A male on a branch. Locality Aiguamolls de l'Empordà Natural Park, Girona Province, Catalonia, Spain
Jeremiusz Trzaska 2 June 2011 4 years ago 35 sec 4.8
A male bathing. Locality Verolavecchia, Lombardy Region, Italy (Monotypic species)
Pierandrea Brichetti 18 April 2015 13 weeks ago 42 sec 4.7
Two juvenile birds drinking. Locality Jaulín, Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain (Monotypic species)
Jesús Laborda 21 June 2013 1 year ago 24 sec 4.7
male on top of a cyprus, singing Locality Tuscany Region, Italy
Stefan_Thiel 1 May 2012 2 years ago 34 sec 4.7
A couple eating on the ground Locality Boadilla del Monte, Madrid, Spain
Juan Sanabria 1 March 2012 3 years ago 23 sec 4.6
PhotosSee all 73 photos
A male drinking.
Locality Verolavecchia, Lombardy Region, Italy (Monotypic species)
Pierandrea Brichetti 26 April 2015 10 weeks ago 4.7
Locality Montserrat Mountain Natural Park, Barcelona Province, Catalonia, Spain
Josep Batlle 29 May 2011 3 years ago 4.5
Resting on a branch. Andratx.
Locality Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
Juan José Bazán Hiraldo 6 November 2013 1 year ago 4.4
Locality Agiasos, Lesbos Island, North Aegean Region, Greece
Paul Cools 28 April 2009 2 years ago 4.4
Locality Zagreb County, Croatia (Monotypic species)
spiljar 28 March 2014 31 weeks ago 4.4
A juvenile on the ground.
Locality Jaulín, Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain (Monotypic species)
Jesús Laborda 21 June 2013 2 years ago 4.3
A male singing. Locality Oropesa del Mar, Castellón, Valencian Community, Spain
Carlos Fabregat 14 March 2009 3 years ago 4.5
song Locality Brandenburg, Germany
Joe Klaiber 19 weeks ago 4
male singing in spring Locality Aiguamolls de l'Empordà Natural Park, Girona Province, Catalonia, Spain
Ferran Vaquero 10 April 2011 4 years ago 4
A bird singing, with some calls in between Locality Valencia, Valencian Community, Spain
Carlos Fabregat 8 March 2009 6 years ago 3
Male singing in a tree in the middle of the town. Locality Rühstadt, Brandenburg, Germany
Natures Garlands 25 April 2014 45 weeks ago 0