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Goldfinches are small songbirds that naturally occur in Europe, North Africa, and western and central Asia. They are found in open, wooded lowlands and usually nest in tall trees. Goldfinches prefer to eat small seeds such as those from thistles (their Latin name is from carduus, thistle) but they… Learn More


Does the harvest for wildlife trade or captive breeding of this species harm wild populations?

Some Cause for Concern

  • Some evidence for illegal trade in wild-caught birds

Invasive Threat

Does the release or escape of this species into the wild harm the environment and/or economy?

Significant Cause for Concern

  • Has established self-sustaining populations outside of native range
  • Potential to harm native wildlife by competition for food and nest sites

Ease of Care

Does harvest, captive breeding, transport, or being kept as a pet harm individual animals?

Some Cause for Concern

  • Appears to tolerate captivity well

Health Risks

Does this animal pose a health risk to native wildlife, humans, livestock and agriculture?

Some Cause for Concern

  • May carry diseases that may infect humans and other birds

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