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American goldfinch

Spinus tristis


Male goldfinch in first photos; female in the last photo. The male is a vibrant yellow in the summer and an olive color during the winter months, while the female is a dull yellow-brown shade which brightens only slightly during the summer. The male displays brightly colored plumage during the breeding season to attract a mate.


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Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Thanks for your nice comments, beaker98, k.andrews6, flowersdanisa and Marta! The males in breeding plumage really are a stunning golden color!

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

Love goldfinches!

flowersdanisa 7 years ago

Goldfinches and Woodpeckers are among my favorite birds. Their plumage is so vibrant. Your shots are all great, by the way.


Kyle A
Kyle A 7 years ago

Very nice. I love Goldfinches. They remind me of vacation. my families vacation spot is where I first discovered them. Thanks for sharing.

beaker98 7 years ago

Beautiful! All of them!

Maria dB
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Jul 25, 2013
Submitted on Aug 13, 2013

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