Heads up: this taxon concept is inactive. It has been replaced by Spinus tristis. View taxonomic changes

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  • English
    • American Goldfinch
    • Thistle bird
    • Thistle-Bird
    • Common Goldfinch
    • Catnip-Bird
  • French
    • chardonneret jaune
  • Spanish
    • Jilguero canario
  • Scientific Names
    • Carduelis tristis
    • Spinus tristis

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No one's observed an American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis [inactive]) .
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Description from Wikipedia

The American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis), also known as the Eastern Goldfinch, is a small North American bird in the finch family. It is migratory, ranging from mid-Alberta to North Carolina during the breeding season, and from just south of the Canadian border to Mexico during the winter.

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Conservation Summary

    Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.
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