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American Goldfinch

American Goldfinch

The American Goldfinch is a beautiful songbird that you can easily attract you 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

Common feeder bird that enjoys eating sunflower and nyjer seed. During the late summer and fall, they enjoy eating the seeds off garden plants. 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.


The American Goldfinches mainly eat seed, with some insects during nesting.

What do American Goldfinches eat?


Pictured is the male American goldfinch. It is a common feeder bird that enjoys eating sunflower and nyjer seed.


Goldfinch


If you leave garden flowers like sunflowers and coneflowers up in late summer to early fall the birds will visit your flower buffet.





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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.

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.


I love to watch the birds in the open meadows hanging from each plant.

 

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.

 

The female American Goldfinch is a dull yellow-brown year round and only brightens a tad during the summer months.


All finches love to eat seed heads of flowers and plants. You can see the birds in large flocks while eating in open meadows and migrating.


 

All finches love to eat seed heads of flowers and plants. You can see the birds in large flocks while eating in open meadows and migrating


The finches nest in late summer. In July the finches will raise 1 brood of young during the time that seed and shrub cover is plentiful.

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