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All Names

  • 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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Recent observations

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American Goldfinch Carduelis tristis [inactive]

Observer

michael_morin

Date

March 6, 2014 09:51 AM CST

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American Goldfinch Carduelis tristis [inactive]

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michael_morin

Date

December 15, 2013 12:14 PM CST

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American Goldfinch Carduelis tristis [inactive]

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michael_morin

Date

December 10, 2013 09:24 AM CST

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American Goldfinch Carduelis tristis [inactive]

Observer

michael_morin

Date

November 16, 2013 08:56 AM CST

Description

About 30 at feeders

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American Goldfinch Carduelis tristis [inactive]

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michael_morin

Date

November 14, 2013 04:04 PM CST

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American Goldfinch Carduelis tristis [inactive]

Observer

michael_morin

Date

September 6, 2013 10:45 AM CDT

Description

Foraging thistle

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American Goldfinch Carduelis tristis [inactive]

Observer

michael_morin

Date

July 13, 2013 10:00 AM CDT

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American Goldfinch Carduelis tristis [inactive]

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michael_morin

Date

July 3, 2013 12:44 PM CDT

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American Goldfinch Carduelis tristis [inactive]

Observer

michael_morin

Date

May 22, 2013 09:05 AM CDT

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American Goldfinch Carduelis tristis [inactive]

Observer

michael_morin

Date

April 25, 2013 08:16 AM CDT

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American Goldfinch Carduelis tristis [inactive]

Observer

michael_morin

Date

April 17, 2013 09:42 AM CDT

Description

About 12 individuals

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American Goldfinch Carduelis tristis [inactive]

Observer

michael_morin

Date

April 3, 2013 03:11 PM CDT

Description

About 10 in backyard

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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.