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American Goldfinch
Spinus tristis (Linnaeus, 1758)
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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Fringillidae
Genus:
  Spinus

Scientific:
  Spinus tristis

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.181

Protonym:
  Fringilla tristis

Avibase ID:
  C9ABA616B963B563

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 179236

Geographic range:

  • Spinus tristis tristis: E Canada to e-central US; winters to se US and e Mexico
  • Spinus tristis jewetti: SW British Columbia to sw Oregon (west of the Cascades)
  • Spinus tristis pallidus: S-cent. Br. Col. to w-cent. US; winters to Puebla and Veracruz
  • Spinus tristis salicamans: California (west of Sierra Nevada) to nw Baja California
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  American Goldfinch
Czech:
  čížek žlutý
German:
  Goldzeisig
Danish:
  Guldsisken
Spanish:
  Jilguero Yanqui
Finnish:
  amerikantikli
French:
  Chardonneret jaune
Icelandic:
  American Goldfinch
Italian:
  Cardellino americano
Japanese:
  ougonhiwa
Japanese:
  オウゴンヒワ
Dutch:
  Goudsijs
Norwegian:
  Gulstillits
Polish:
  czyz zlotawy
Portuguese:
  Pintassilgo-americano
Portuguese (Brazil):
  American Goldfinch
Russian:
  Американский чиж
Slovak:
  stehlík zlatý
Swedish:
  guldsiska
Chinese:
  美洲金翅雀


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (1886):
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 1st suppl.):
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 2nd suppl.):
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 3rd suppl.):
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 4th suppl.):
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 5th suppl.):
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 6th suppl.):
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 7th suppl.):
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (1895):
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 8th suppl.):
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 9th suppl.):
   American Goldfinch ( Astragalinus tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 10th suppl.):
   American Goldfinch ( Astragalinus tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 11th suppl.):
   American Goldfinch ( Astragalinus tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 12th suppl.):
   American Goldfinch ( Astragalinus tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 13th suppl.):
   American Goldfinch ( Astragalinus tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 14th suppl.):
   American Goldfinch ( Astragalinus tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 15th suppl.):
   American Goldfinch ( Astragalinus tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (1910):
   Goldfinch ( Astragalinus tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 16th suppl.):
   Goldfinch ( Astragalinus tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 17th suppl.):
   Goldfinch ( Astragalinus tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 18th suppl.):
   Goldfinch ( Astragalinus tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (1931):
   Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 19th suppl.):
   Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 20th suppl.):
   Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 21st suppl.):
   Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 22nd suppl.):
   Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 23rd suppl.):
   Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 24th suppl.):
   Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 25th suppl.):
   Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 26th suppl.):
   Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 27th suppl.):
   Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 28th suppl.):
   Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 29th suppl.):
   Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 30th suppl.):
   Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 31st suppl.):
   Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (1957):
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 32nd suppl.):
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 33rd suppl.):
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 34th suppl.):
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Chardonneret jaune ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Chardonneret jaune ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (3/07/2017):
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   American Goldfinch ( Spinus tristis) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
    Carduelis tristis [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Carduelis tristis [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Carduelis tristis [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   American Goldfinch ( Carduelis tristis) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Carduelis tristis [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Spinus tristis [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms

Catalan: cadernera americana
Czech: čížek žlutý, Stehlík americký
Danish: Guldsisken
German: Goldzeisig, Trauerzeisig
Delaware: Wisawtayas
English: American Goldfinch, Black-winged Yellow bird, California Goldfinch, Eastern Goldfinch, Goldfinch, Lettuce Bird, Northwestern Goldfinch, Pale Goldfinch, Thistle bird, Thistle-bird, Western Goldfinch, Wild Canary, Willow Goldfinch, Yellow Goldfinch, Yellowbird, Yellow-bird
Spanish: Dominico Americano, Dominiquito Canario, Jilguero americano, Jilguero Canario, Jilguero Yanqui, Jilguero Yanquí
Spanish (Cuba): Gorrión amarillo
Spanish (Spain): Jilguero Yanqui
Spanish (Mexico): Dominico Americano, Dominiquito canario, jilguero canario
Spanish (Panama): Jilguero Norteamericano
Estonian: kuldsiisike
Finnish: Amerikantikli
French: Chardonneret jaune, Tarin doré, Tarin triste
Irish: Lasair choille Mheiriceánach
Hungarian: aranycsíz
Italian: Cardellino americano, Lucherino americano, Lucherino dorato
Japanese: ougonhiwa
Japanese: オウゴンヒワ
Latin: Astragalinus tristis, Carduelis tristis, Spinus tristis
Lithuanian: Amerikinis alksninukas, Amerikinis dagilis
Latvian: zelta dadzītis
Dutch: Goudsijs, Treursijs
Norwegian: Gulstillits
Polish: Czyż czarnoczelny, czyz zlotawy, czyż złotawy
Portuguese: Pintassilgo-americano
Russian: Американский чиж
Slovak: Stehlík zlatý
Serbian: Zlatni američki čižak
Swedish: Guldsiska
Turkish: Amerika Sakası
Chinese: 北美金翅雀, 美洲金翅雀
Chinese (Traditional): 北美金翅雀

 

         

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