European Goldfinch

About the European Goldfinch

Also known as: Goldfinch

European Goldfinches breed across Europe, North Africa, and western and central Asia, in open, partially wooded lowlands. It is resident in the milder west of its range, but migrates from colder regions.

The European Goldfinch is strikingly colored with a beauty red face. Male Goldfinches can often be distinguished by a larger, darker red mask that extends just behind the eye.

It eats small seeds such as thistles and teasels, but insects are also taken when feeding young. It also regularly visits bird feeders in winter.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 25 February 2008
Scientific Name
Carduelis carduelis
  • Passeriformes
  • Fringillidae
  • Carduelis
  • C. carduelis
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 29 November 2017)
LC
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Measurements
Units: Imperial / Metric
4.7 to 5.1 inches
8.3 to 9.8 inches

Range

International Names

Brazilian Pintassilgo-europeu
Czech Stehlík Obecný
Danish Stillits
Dutch Putter
Finnish Tikli
French Chardonneret àlàgant
German Stieglitz
Italian Cardellino
Japanese ゴシキヒワ (Goshikihiwa)
Korean 황금방울새 (Hwanggeumbangulsae)
Norwegian Stillits
Polish Szczygieł
Russian Черноголовый щегол
Spanish Jilguero
Swedish Steglits
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