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American Goldfinch Spinus tristis

American Goldfinch is a beautiful yellow, small finch frequently seen around Montreal all year long.


Aves > Passeriformes > Fringillidae

Names in different Languages

EnglishAmerican Goldfinch
FrenchChardonneret jaune
SpanishJilguero americano

How to Identify

In summer, both female and male are yellow with black wings with white stripes. In winter, color olive but the same black wings with white stripes.

Where When to Spot

In winter, near feeders in Park Mont-Royal but also frequently in other parks. In summer, along ponds and rivers in reed and trees.

Boisé Des Douze 2 0 0 0
Jardin Botanique de Montréal 2 0 0 2
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Parc Mont-Royal 1 0 0 2
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Number of times a species has been observed, identified, and recorded. A species is reported only once per visit to a park.

Photos of American Goldfinch

Last updated on 2023-06-29. Written and regularly updated by Karl-Heinz Müller, Dipl. Natw. ETH, Biology. With 10 years of experience in wildlife photography, Karl-Heinz shares first-hand, on-site collected observations, photos and videos from his frequent visits to parks in the Montreal area.