Male

American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)

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 and 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.

Photography

Photos of this species with information about where, when the photo has been taken; camera, lens used and camera settings.

  • Park Mont Royal

    Sunday, April 1, 2018

    NIKON D500
    TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N

    Focal Length 600mm
    Shutter Speed 1/800s
    Aperture f10.0
    ISO 450

  • Park Mont Royal

    Friday, March 4, 2016

    NIKON D7100
    150.0-600.0 mm f/5.0-6.3

    Focal Length 600mm
    Shutter Speed 1/1000s
    Aperture f6.3
    ISO 250

  • Park Mont Royal

    Saturday, January 2, 2016

    NIKON D7100
    150.0-600.0 mm f/5.0-6.3

    Focal Length 600mm
    Shutter Speed 1/320s
    Aperture f6.3
    ISO 800

  • Boisé des Douze

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

    Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
    4.3-215.0 mm

    Focal Length 179mm
    Shutter Speed 1/1000s
    Aperture f6.5
    ISO 100

  • Boisé des Douze

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

    Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
    4.3-215.0 mm

    Focal Length 179mm
    Shutter Speed 1/1000s
    Aperture f6.5
    ISO 800