American Goldfinch - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)

Bird, Urban Adapter

  • A year-round resident to most of the United States
  • Summer colors for males are primarily yellow through the body with black top of head and wings; in winter males are more yellowish brown through the body. Females are grayish brown year round with dark brown wings and white wing bars
  • Habitat includes yards and other open areas dotted with shrubs and trees
  • Herbivore and insectivore, eating seeds, berries, and insects