Status: No accepted records.
Taxonomy: There are 15 subspecies recognized, all in Eurasia (Gill and Donsker 2017).
Comments: One was reported without details at a feeder in Scribner, Dodge Co 13 and 17 Feb 1996 (Carson 1996).
This species is listed by AOU (1998) but indicated that it has been widely introduced in the US without success; the widely scattered reports are “almost certainly” of escaped cage birds. The single population that might have been established, on Long Island, New York, is probably now extirpated (AOU 1983).
American Ornithologists’ Union [AOU]. 1983. The AOU Check-list of North American birds, 6th ed. Allen Press, Lawrence, Kansas, USA.
American Ornithologists’ Union [AOU]. 1998. The AOU Check-list of North American birds, 7th ed. Allen Press, Lawrence, Kansas, USA.
Carson, E. 1996. Merlin, European Goldfinch, and other species. NBR 64: 35.
Gill, F., and D. Donsker (Eds). 2017. IOC World Bird List (v 7.3), accessed 30 January 2018.
Silcock, W.R., and J.G. Jorgensen. 2018. European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis), Version 1.0. In Birds of Nebraska — Online. www.BirdsofNebraska.org
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