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American Goldfinch

Spinus tristis

Description:

The body is yellow with a black crown on its head. with black wing and and white stripes. This one is a breeding male. The females are a soft buff color.

Habitat:

These birds enjoy eating seeds they can be found on farmland back yard and anywhere that has a good supply of food and water this one is looking at a sunflower plant that is in the back yard.

Notes:

Common name is American goldfinch.
It also happens to be the state bird of new jersey, Iowa and Washington state. The finch is a granivore which means it mainly eats seeds elm seeds also sunflower seeds.

2 Comments

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 2 months ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Deny
Deny 6 months ago

Bwauty

Mount Vernon, Washington, United States

Spotted on Aug 20, 2020
Submitted on Aug 20, 2020

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