Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Siskins, Crossbills and Allies :: American Goldfinch
American Goldfinch Carduelis tristis
Described by: Linnaeus (1758)
Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors
Old scientific name(s): Spinus tristis
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Range(1) E. Canada e. to Nova Scotia and sw. Newfoundland to ec. United States s. to the c. Gulf States, c. Georgia, and South Carolina.
Winters in se. United States and e. Mexico.
(2) W. Canada (sc. British Columbia, nc. Alberta, c. Saskatchewan, wc. and s. Manitoba) and wc. United States in c. Nevada, c. Utah, s. Colorado, n. New Mexico (?), c. Oklahoma, ex. ne. Texas, and n. Louisiana.
Winters in n. Mexico (Puebla and Veracruz).
(3) Sw. Canada (sw. British Columbia) and nw. United States s. w. of the Cascades to sw. Oregon.
(4) Sw. United States w. of the Sierra Nevada in California and nw. Mexico (n. Baja).
Miami Whitewater County Park, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA - Aug 29, 2001 Source: William Hull
Burnet Woods, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA - Apr 11, 2002 Source: William Hull
Description: Molting male is preening.
Cincinnati Nature Center, Clermont County, Ohio, USA - May 2, 2002 Source: William Hull
Description: Bird is standing on a branch.
Location unknown - Date unknown Source: USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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