Facts about the Goldfinch

  1. Bullet The scientific name of the Goldfinch is Carduelis carduelis - Carduelis is Latin for....Goldfinch!

  1. Bullet They like to feed on small seeds such as from thistles - The Latin for thistle is carduus!

  1. Bullet Goldfinches will flock in numbers of up to 30-40 in the winter

  1. Bullet Sadly they are often taken from the wild to be sold on because of their distinctive plumage

The Goldfinch is one of our most beautiful birds on the one hand but comical on the other, looking like being always ready to entertain as the resident circus clown!

This great video was taken in late spring and is another of our favourites.

For the RSPB’s webpage on the wonderful Goldfinch click here.
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