The goldfinch is a passerine bird in the Finch family. It is also known as goldfish-miner, goldfinch-to-head black and pintassilva. The goldfinch can not be confused with the pintagol, which is a hybrid bird canary mixture with goldfish.
Measures 11 inches long. This small granívora bird is a bird well known, since it is a relatively easy species identification. Its black mask, only present in males, as well as yellow stains in the wings of the goldfish are quite colorful pattern with a bird and easily recognizable even in flight. The females have the head and lower side dilute olivaceous. The young males with a few months already have black spots on the head. During the spring, can be seen singing on top of trees, antennas, poles and roofs. In winter often brings up embandos of considerable size, which can add hundreds of birds. In addition to its cantocaracterístico, perched or in flight, imitating the song of other birds.
It has a very wide fine chirping, ongoing very rapid; long stanzas interspersed imitations of other birds. Also sings in flight.
It feeds on seeds and small nuts, hard coating.