Utah Bird Profile
American Goldfinch - Carduelis tristis

Name roots: (AS. finc, "finch")  (L. carduelis, "goldfinch"; L. tristis, "sad")

In Utah:

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by Kent Keller

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characteristic behaviors:
Nests in a shrub or in a tree at a height of 1-30 (T0 60) feet, in a cup nest. This species is a common cowbird host. During the breeding season, this species is an omnivore: lower-canopy forager; ground forager. During the non-breeding seasons this species is a granivore: lower-canopy gleaner; ground gleaner.
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in lowland riparian  and mountain riparian habitats.  
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