Name: Goldfinch

Scientific name: Carduelis carduelis

Category: Birds

Nature Stars: 40

What are nature stars?

About: A common, small finch of gardens, parks, woodland, heathland and farmland. About 13cm long. Goldfinches are small, colourful finches, gingery brown above and pale below, with black and yellow wings, a black crown, white cheeks and a bright red face. They

How to identify: Unmistakeable.

Where: Widespread

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 10
  • Agility: 60
  • Rarity: 20
  • Cute factor: 70
  • Traveller: 60

Fantastic fact: A group of Goldfinches is called a charm.

Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc

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  • Avocet_ega
    • Date: 2018-01-30 19:27:14
    • Avocet_ega

    I've seen five of these in a row. they are so cute!

  • Otteratas
    • Date: 2017-12-18 15:35:35
    • Otteratas

    i saw 4 of them earlier in the autumn gathering thistle seed.

  • Pipitifa
    • Date: 2010-07-16 15:12:39
    • Pipitifa

    saw this out of my bedroom window eating the thistle seed

  • Foxalas
    • Date: 2010-02-18 19:13:05
    • Foxalas

    I love Goldfinches. Their Red Faces and Yellow wing bars make them easy to identify!!