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American Goldfinch  - Spinus tristis

American Goldfinch - Spinus tristis

A beautiful yellow, small finch frequently seen around Montreal all year long.

Common Names

How to Identify

In summer, both female and male are yellow with black wings with white stripes. In winter, color olive but the same black wings with white stripes.

Where & When to Spot

In winter, near feeders in Park Mont-Royal but also frequently in other parks. In summer, along ponds and rivers in reed and trees.

American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)

American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)

Park Mont-Royal - April 01, 2018

NIKON D500; TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/800; Aperture f10.0; Iso 450;
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American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)

American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)

Park Mont-Royal - March 04, 2016

NIKON D7100; 150.0-600.0 mm f/5.0-6.3; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/1000; Aperture f6.3; Iso 250;
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American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)

American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)

Park Mont-Royal - January 02, 2016

NIKON D7100; 150.0-600.0 mm f/5.0-6.3; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/320; Aperture f6.3; Iso 800;
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American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)

American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)

Male

boise-des-douze - May 18, 2014

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS; 4.3-215.0 mm; Focal Length 179mm; Exposure 1/1000; Aperture f6.5; Iso 100;
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American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)

American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)

Female

boise-des-douze - May 18, 2014

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS; 4.3-215.0 mm; Focal Length 179mm; Exposure 1/1000; Aperture f6.5; Iso 800;
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