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American Goldfinch Spinus tristis

American Goldfinch Spinus tristis

Aves > Passeriformes > Fringillidae

Names in different Languages

GermanGoldzeisig
EnglishAmerican Goldfinch
FrenchChardonneret jaune
SpanishJilguero americano

Description

A beautiful yellow, small finch frequently seen around Montreal all year long.

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.

Photos

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Observations

Parc de la Frayère, Boucherville2019-07-07
Park Angrignon, Montreal2019-07-01
Parc Nature Pointe aux Prairies2019-05-06
Boisé Des Douze, St. Hyacinthe2019-04-21
Parc Nature Pointe aux Prairies2019-04-13
Montreal Botanical Garden2019-02-17
Park Mont-Royal2018-12-23
Park Mont-Royal2018-04-01
Park Mont-Royal2016-03-04
Park Mont-Royal2016-01-02