How to Draw a Greenfinch

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Greenfinch in 6 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Greenfinch.

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How to Draw a Greenfinch - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Let's start with our greenfinch's head. Begin by drawing a dome with a peak on the top left for its beak!

Step 2: Add our greenfinch's mouth and eyes. One small almond shape will do for the eye, and one straight line for the mouth!

Step 3: Let's more on to the body. Draw an elongated hook shape for the belly and lower tail. For its back, a slightly curved line will do.

Step 4: Now move on to the wings. Strat just below the head and bring the line out to behind the bird.

Step 5: Draw the tail straight down from the wings. These birds may look small, but you'll definitely notice them with their bright green feathers! Keep that in mind when you go to color it in later!

Step 6: Now draw the feet, make sure to give him some talons that he can grip onto treebark with!

Interesting Facts about Greenfinches

A Greenfinch is a small bird that lives all over Europe and parts of Turkey. They are 15 centimeters long with 24.5 to 27.5 centimeters wing span. The Greenfinch is green with yellow tail feathers. There is also some yellow on its wings. Greenfinches like to live in woodland areas, gardens, and farmlands. They nests in trees and bushes. Their favorite food is seeds and berries.

Did you know?

  • A nest of Greenfinch eggs is 3-8 eggs.
  • Greenfinches are very protective of their food and will chase other birds away from birdfeeders.
  • Greenfinches are “Passerine birds,” which means their feet have 3 toes that help them perch on ledges and branches.
  • A chick will leave the nest after 18 days.
  • Greenfinches like to live in flocks. They’ll even live with other birds to protect themselves and their nests from predators.

Activity: Have each child color a paper plate green. Fold the plate in half and cut a slit in the middle of “the body.” Fold a sheet of yellow construction paper into an accordion style and slide the paper through the slit. The construction paper will make “wings.” Glue a yellow construction paper tail and beak to the bird. Add some craft google eyes and you’ll have a bird.