Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis

Goldfinch
Goldfinch
The Goldfinch (European Goldfinch) is named after the splash of gold wing feathers rather than the bright red square face, since juveniles and some (Asian) subspecies don't have the red face.
Goldfinch
Goldfinch
Goldfinch
The Goldfinch enjoys seeds from thistles and teasels.
Goldfinch
Goldfinch
Goldfinch
The (European) Goldfinch is native to much of Europe, North Africa and western through to Central Asia. Some are resident all year round and some migrate south in winter.
Goldfinch
Goldfinch
Goldfinch
There are several subspecies throughout its range, including the Grey-headed Goldfinch in Central and South Asia. It has been introduced to Australasia.
Flock of Goldfinches
Flock of Goldfinches on bird feeder
Flock of Goldfinches
They often travel in flocks.
Goldfinch They have Mohican haircuts.
Goldfinch The smart black back (wings) has white buttons.
Goldfinch on thistle On thistle.
Goldfinch on feeder
Goldfinch
Goldfinch
In addition to thistles, they enjoy sunflower hearts as well as nyger seeds.
Goldfinch
Goldfinch
Goldfinch
Breeding plumage includes an all white beak rather than the black-tipped beak of the non-breeding wardrobe. The male has slightly more red on his face than the female has.
juvenile Goldfinch
juvenile Goldfinch
juvenile Goldfinch
Fledgling Goldfinches have a speckled plumage and no red face.
Goldfinch Young Goldfinch just acquired adult plumage
Goldfinch Like most youngsters, talking with its mouth full
Goldfinch Juvenile Goldfinch