Official State Bird of Washington
Washington designated the willow goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) as the official state bird in 1951. All State Birds
Willow Goldfinch Facts
Also called American goldfinch or wild canary, the male willow goldfinch has a bright yellow body with black wings and tail, and black on top of his head. The female's plumage is more muted with an olive-yellow body and dark brown tail and wings (the male goldfinch also displays this same dull plumage in the winter months).