Goldfinch belong to the order of Passeriformes (perching songbirds birds), family Fringilidae (seed eating songbirds) and the genus Carduelis (goldfinch). The four species in this genus are show below. Photographs are available for the species highlighted in red.

American Goldfinch, Carduelis tristis
European Goldfinch or
New Zealand Goldfinch
, Carduelis carduelis
Lawrence's Goldfinch, Carduelis lawrencei
Lesser Goldfinch, Carduelis psaltria