American Goldfinch

Spinus tristis

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Fringilline & Cardueline Finches (Fringillidae)

Code 4

AMGO

Code 6

SPITRI

ITIS

HEAD

American Goldfinch Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Cone
  • Eye Color: Dusky brown; No known change with age or sex.
  • Head pattern: Capped
  • Crown Color: Black
  • Forehead Color: Black
  • Nape Color: Yellow
  • Throat Color: Yellow
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

American Goldfinch Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 13 cm (5 in)
  • Weight: 14 g (0.5 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Yellow
  • Underparts: Yellow with white coverts.
  • Upperparts: Yellow with white rump.
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

American Goldfinch Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Undulating flight., Several rapid wing beats and then a pause.
  • Wingspan Range: 22-23 cm (8.75-9 in)
  • Wing Shape: Tapered-Wings
  • Tail shape: Notched Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black
  • Under Tail: Black
  • Leg Color: Pink-gray
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Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X