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 110 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 8 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 71 photos
A male drinking.
Locality Verolavecchia, Lombardy Region, Italy (Monotypic species)
Pierandrea Brichetti 26 April 2015 6 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 27 weeks ago 4.4
A juvenile on the ground.
Locality Jaulín, Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain (Monotypic species)
Jesús Laborda 21 June 2013 1 year 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 15 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 41 weeks ago 0