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American Goldfinch

Carduelis tristis


this is the coolest looking bird to come to our feeder yet. He is yellow/green/brown with zebra like striped tail feathers and starting just under his beak is a bright yellow patch that fades to a cream color for the remaining breast.


backyard feeder-it actually only ate off the ground and didn't get on the feeder

1 Species ID Suggestions

Liam 9 years ago
American Goldfinch (nonbreeding male)
Carduelis tristis American Goldfinch

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1 Comment

LauraSaenz 9 years ago

Thanks Liam! I try looking into what type of bird I have found and get so overwhelmed with it. The variations in color throw me off-and I have only been doing this 4 days, lol. I appreciate the help!

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Magnolia, Texas, USA

Spotted on Feb 12, 2012
Submitted on Feb 12, 2012

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