Goldfinch - Fringilla coelebs Carduelis carduelis


Size: 5 inches (13 cm)
Habitat: Parks, gardens and heathland
Feeding: Mostly seeds of weeds such as thistles, some insects
Eggs: 5 - 6 pale blue eggs with light brown spots
laid from May - August, incubation 12 - 13 days




The goldfinch is a very colourful member of the finch family. It has a red and white face, black crown, brown back and black wings with wide band of yellow. The sexes look alike. They are sociable birds and are often seen in flocks.

The goldfinches in the garden kept well out of sight until we provided a feeder with Niger seed - a great favourite with the finches. There are often nine of them trying to feed at the time.




Goldfinch - Fringilla coelebs

Goldfinch - Fringilla coelebs

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