Before entering fully into the meaning of the term goldfinch, we are going to proceed to know its etymological origin. In this case, we can underline that it is a word that derives from Latin, specifically from “silybum”. This word that, in turn, emanates from another Greek that was used to refer to milk thistle.
The goldfinch it’s a bird: that is, a small size bird. Like all birds, it is an oviparous and vertebrate animal that has two legs and a pair of wings and whose body is covered with feathers.
Goldfinches are famous for their singing and they can be tamed with ease. They measure about 12 centimeters and their plumage is dark in the area of the back; white on the face with a red and a black spot on the top of the head; with a necklace of whitish hue; and black with white tips on the tail and wings, where it also has yellow feathers.
Usually the concept alludes to members of the genre Carduelis, although there are exceptions. The call common goldfinch, of scientific name Carduelis carduelis, is very common on the European continent, in Asia western and northern Africa.
The seeds Thistle, wheat and sunflower are the preferred food of goldfinches, which in some cases also eat insects. These birds are partially migratory, moving during daylight hours.
Other information of interest about the goldfinch are the following:
-Its average life span is usually between 8 and 10 years.
-The indiscriminate hunting of goldfinches is not only causing their numbers to be significantly reduced, but it has also caused that in some countries it is not allowed to have goldfinches at home.
-Among the most common diseases suffered by this animal are enteritis, which usually occurs due to having ingested parasites from water or food in poor condition, and colibacillosis, which occurs due to having eaten contaminated food. However, you can also suffer from cysts to worms through diphtheria, for example.
In the same way, we cannot ignore the existence of a singer who has gone down in history with the nickname “El Jilguero de Cienfuegos”. This was none other than the Cuban Inocente Iznaga González (1930 – 2012) who stood out for interpreting the Guajira music of his country in a very peculiar way and hence that nickname. That uniqueness that he had led him to obtain great recognition as well as a long list of awards throughout his career.
Goldfinch, on the other hand, is the name of an Argentine company of River transport that operates in the delta of the Parana River, in the Buenos Aires party of Tiger. The company has collective boats that are used by tourists and the inhabitants of the islands in the area. Your terminal is located at River Passenger Station “Domingo Faustino Sarmiento”, about him tiger river.
“Goldfinch”, finally, is a song from Luis Alberto Spinetta which is part of his album “Pelusón of milk”. The Argentine musician would have been inspired by the Sicalis flaveola pelzelni, a bird known as golden goldfinch or Argentine goldfinch.