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American Goldfinch

Carduelis tristis


The breeding male of this small bird is bright yellow with a black cap and wings, which have white bars. They also have orange bills. The males in winter and females tend towards an olive green/yellow (shown).


These small sparrow-sized birds breed in grasslands but are common at feeders at the edge of forests and in suburban areas.

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Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 4 years ago

nice fluffy pose gordon!

Roseville, Minnesota, USA

Lat: 45.00, Long: -93.12

Spotted on Jan 23, 2014
Submitted on May 4, 2014


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