American Goldfinch Identification

The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    A small finch with a short, conical bill and a small, head, long wings, and short, notched tail.

    Relative Size

    Smaller than a Tufted Titmouse

    Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller
    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 4.3-5.1 in (11-13 cm)
      • Weight: 0.4-0.7 oz (11-20 g)
      • Wingspan: 7.5-8.7 in (19-22 cm)