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Goldfinch   /gˈoʊldfˌɪntʃ/   Listen
Goldfinch

noun
1.
American finch whose male has yellow body plumage in summer.  Synonyms: New World goldfinch, Spinus tristis, yellowbird.
2.
Small European finch having a crimson face and yellow-and-black wings.  Synonym: Carduelis carduelis.






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"Goldfinch" Quotes from Famous Books



... seemed pleased; she smoothed down a fold which the wind had raised in her frock, spread out a flounce, drew herself up, pushed back a hairpin which her fair tresses had dragged out of its place, all in quick, deft, and graceful movements, like a goldfinch preening ...
— The Ink-Stain, Complete • Rene Bazin

... yellow, like a goldfinch. He's solid gold all over, from the tip of his bill to the tip of his tail. Even his feet are golden. And he glistens in the sunshine as if he were afire!" That was the way Jolly Robin described the marvellous newcomer. "He's the handsomest bird that ...
— The Tale of Jolly Robin • Arthur Scott Bailey

... Alauda From middle of pratorum. April to July 16th. 11. Blackbird, Merula Sometimes in vulgaris. February and March, and so on to July 23rd; re-assumes in autumn. 12. Whitethroat, Ficedulae In April, and on to affinis. July 23rd. 13. Goldfinch, Carduelis. April, and through to September 16th. 14. Greenfinch, Chloris. On to July and August 2nd. 15. Less Passer May, on to reed-sparrow. arundinaceus beginning of July. minor. 16. Common linnet, Linaria Breeds and whistles vulgaris. on till August; ...
— The Natural History of Selborne, Vol. 1 • Gilbert White



Words linked to "Goldfinch" :   genus Spinus, genus Carduelis, Spinus, finch, Carduelis, Carduelis carduelis



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