goldfinch vs yellowbird what difference

what is difference between goldfinch and yellowbird



From Middle English goldfinch, goldfynch, goldefynch, from Old English goldfinċ, equivalent to gold +‎ finch.


goldfinch (plural goldfinches)

  1. Any of several small passerine birds of the finch family
    1. The European goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)
    2. The American goldfinch (Spinus tristis, syn. Carduelis tristis)
    3. Lawrence’s goldfinch (Spinus lawrencei, syn. Carduelis lawrencei)
    4. The lesser goldfinch (Spinus psaltria, syn. Carduelis psaltria).


See also

  • lettuce-bird
  • thistlewarp

Further reading

  • goldfinch on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Carduelis on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Spinus (genus) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Carduelis on Wikispecies.Wikispecies
  • Spinus on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Carduelis on Wikimedia Commons.Wikimedia Commons
  • Spinus on Wikimedia Commons.Wikimedia Commons



yellow +‎ bird


yellowbird (plural yellowbirds)

  1. The yellow warbler
  2. the American goldfinch

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