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American Goldfinch Carduelis tristis


TAXONOMY:
  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Fringillidae
  • Genus: Carduelis
  • species: tristis
American Goldfinch (Male)
This is a male American goldfinch
American Goldfinch (Female)
This is a female American goldfinch


MORPHOLOGY:

FOOD: eats seeds, insects, and berries.

MATING SYSTEM: monogamous.
American Goldfinch (Male)


BREEDING SYSTEM:

MIGRATION STATUS IN WISCONSIN:
The American goldfinch is a resident species.

REFERENCES:
Baicicich, P.J. and Harrison, C.J.O. 1997. A Guide to the Nests, Eggs, and Nestlings of North American Birds, 2nd edition. Academic Press: San Diego.

Stokes, D.W. and Stokes, L.Q. 1996. Field Guide to Birds: Eastern Region. Little, Brown and Co.: Boston.

Last Updated: March 27, 2005

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