Common Name

American goldfinch


Physical Description

American Goldfinches are small finches
with small conicals bills. They are olive
brown above, blending to olive yellow
below. Males have bright yellow throats
and jet black wing feathers.Females
do not have bright coloring. The wing
feathers are dull brownish-black.



American Goldfinches prefer weedy
fields and flood plains in their breeding
range. These habitats include cultivated
land, road side and gardens.

Kingdom: Animal

Phylum/Division: Chordata

Class: Aves

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Frigillidae

Genus: Carduelis

Species: Carduelis Tristis

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Additional Information

Life spa/ Longivity
American Goldfinches have been recored living up to 11 years in the
wild and captivity.

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