American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) - HBW 15, p. 559
French: Chardonneret jaune
Spanish: Jilguero Yanqui
Taxonomy: Fringilla tristis Linnaeus, 1758, South Carolina, USA.
Geographical variation slight and clinal; some races perhaps untenable. Four subspecies currently recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- pallida ( Mearns, 1890) - S Canada (SC British Columbia E to W Ontario) and C & WC USA (E from to E Oregon, S to NW Colorado); winters also from N California S to NC Mexico.
- jewetti ( van Rossem, 1943) - extreme SW Canada (SW British Columbia) S in W USA to C California.
- salicamans ( Grinnell, 1897) - SW USA (W Sierra Nevada, in California); winters E to Mohave and Colorado Deserts and S to NW Mexico (N Baja California).
- tristis ( Linnaeus, 1758) - SE Canada (E from Ontario) and C & E USA (E from SE Minnesota, S to NE Texas and N South Carolina); winters S & SE USA S to C Mexico.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 39 videos
Both dorsal and frontal views of a female perched and calling. Locality Carrizo Plain National Monument, San Luis Obispo County, California, USA (United States) (ssp salicamans)
Don DesJardin 5 January 2013 3 years ago 23 sec 4.7
A male, then a female, feeding on Purple Coneflowers Locality Mount Airy, Maryland, USA (United States) (ssp tristis)
Robert Schaefer 23 August 2001 8 years ago 36 sec 4.7
Different males moulting from winter to summer plumage Locality Mount Airy, Maryland, USA (United States) (ssp tristis)
Robert Schaefer 14 April 2005 8 years ago 33 sec 4.7
Female at backyard feeder Locality Washington DC, USA (United States) (ssp tristis)
Thorongil CVI 3 April 2011 4 years ago 38 sec 4.6
A male feeding on the seeds of a Dandelion. Locality Medicine Bow National Forest, Wyoming, USA (United States) (ssp tristis)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 15 June 2013 2 years ago 16 sec 4.5
At a feeder Locality North Carolina, USA (United States)
Juan Sanabria 1 August 2011 4 years ago 43 sec 4.5
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adult male breeding
Locality Boulder County, Colorado, USA (United States)
Stanislav Harvančík 23 June 2012 46 weeks ago 4.8
AMERICAN GOLD FINCH WEST SIDE HAMILTON OHIO
Locality Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio, USA (United States)
BIGGBIRDS2 13 July 2013 1 year ago 4.7
On a branch
Locality Montmagny, Quebec, Canada
Guy Poisson 15 May 2009 5 years ago 4.6
A breeding female
Locality Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary, Arcata, Humboldt County, California, USA (United States)
AndrewSmith 29 May 2012 2 years ago 4.4
Male on flowers in our back yard.
Locality Lakeshore Village, Waterloo, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada
Miriam Bauman 11 August 2009 5 years ago 4.4
A male American Goldfinch facing the camera while munching on breakfast.
Locality Delaware, USA (United States)
Hal and Kirsten Snyder 30 July 2011 3 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 4.3