Goldfinch

August 14, 2019 – 13 Av 5779 moss 0

The Goldfinch can be found in grassy and scrub lands in the North of Israel.

House Sparrow

August 14, 2019 – 13 Av 5779 moss 0

The commonest bird in human habitations found in Israel the דרור הבית House Sparrow, Passer domesticus.

Common Swift

October 7, 2018 – 29 Tishri 5779 moss 0

The yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella) is a passerine bird in the bunting family that is native to Eurasia and has been introduced to New Zealand and Australia. Most European birds remain in the breeding range year-round, but the eastern subspecies is partially migratory, with much of the population wintering further south. The male yellowhammer has a bright yellow head, streaked brown back, chestnut rump and yellow underparts.

Indian Silverbill

September 28, 2018 – 19 Tishri 5779 moss 0

The adult Indian silverbill is 11–11.5 cm long and has a conical silver-grey bill, buff-brown upperparts, white underparts, buffy flanks and dark wings. The tail is black and the wings are dark contrasting with a white rump. The sexes are similar, but immatures have buff underparts and a shorter tail. The tail appears pointed as the length of the feathers reduces from the centre outwards.

Yellowhammer

September 28, 2018 – 19 Tishri 5779 moss 0

The yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella) is a passerine bird in the bunting family that is native to Eurasia and has been introduced to New Zealand and Australia. Most European birds remain in the breeding range year-round, but the eastern subspecies is partially migratory, with much of the population wintering further south. The male yellowhammer has a bright yellow head, streaked brown back, chestnut rump and yellow underparts.

Ortolan Bunting

September 28, 2018 – 19 Tishri 5779 moss 0

Ortolan Bunting is a very common spring migrant and fairly common autumn migrant, Rare breeder in mt Hermon, above tree line.

Sinai Rosefinch

September 28, 2018 – 19 Tishri 5779 moss 0

Sinai Rosefinch found in the Sinai – Amram Pillars, Eyn Salvadora.

Trumpeter Finch

September 28, 2018 – 19 Tishri 5779 moss 0

The trumpeter finch is a small, long-winged bird. It has a large head and short, very thick bill. The summer male has a red bill, grey head and neck, and pale brown upper parts. The breast, rump and tail are pink, the last having dark terminal feathers. Winter males, females and young birds are a very washed-out version of the breeding male. The song of this bird is a buzzing nasal trill, like a tin trumpet.

Red-Fronted Serin

September 28, 2018 – 19 Tishri 5779 moss 0

Red-Fronted Serin has variable in plumage, adults resemble very dark redpolls. The foreparts are sooty and the forehead is red; juveniles have buff-brown heads. The call is a rapid, shrill “titihihihihihi”, resembling that of a Linnet.
The bird will breed in captivity and thrives on a diet of canary grass seed, millet, and other small seeds. They bathe daily if water is accessible.