The American Goldfinch is a beautiful songbird that you can easily attract to your backyard. The males have bright yellow coats with a bold black cap and black wings barred with white. The female is less striking with olive-yellow feathers.
Male American Goldfinch
Pictured is the male American goldfinch. It is a common feeder bird that enjoys eating sunflower and nyjer seed.
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The American Finch, Common Redpolls and Pine Siskins normally pack together for the winter months. The coloring of the American Goldfinch is a bright yellow during the spring and dulls, going into winter.
What the American Goldfinch Sounds Like
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Female American Goldfinch
The female goldfinch is a dull yellow-brown year round and only brightens a tad during the summer months.