Mar 282012
 

A pair of American Goldfinches at McInnish Park in Carrollton, Texas.

Wikipedia has this to say about American Goldfinches:

The American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis), also known as the Eastern Goldfinch, is a small North American bird in the finch family. It is migratory, ranging from mid-Alberta to North Carolina during the breeding season, and from just south of the Canadian border to Mexico during the winter.

The only finch in its subfamily that undergoes a complete molt, the American Goldfinch displays sexual dimorphism in its coloration; 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.

A male American Goldfinch in winter plumage at McInnish Park in Carrollton, Texas.

A male American Goldfinch in winter plumage at McInnish Park in Carrollton, Texas.

A male American Goldfinch in winter plumage at McInnish Park in Carrollton, Texas.

A male American Goldfinch in winter plumage at McInnish Park in Carrollton, Texas.

A female American Goldfinch in winter plumage at McInnish Park in Carrollton, Texas.

A female American Goldfinch in winter plumage at McInnish Park in Carrollton, Texas.

A male American Goldfinch in winter plumage at McInnish Park in Carrollton, Texas.

A male American Goldfinch in winter plumage at McInnish Park in Carrollton, Texas.

A female American Goldfinch in winter plumage at McInnish Park in Carrollton, Texas.

A female American Goldfinch in winter plumage at McInnish Park in Carrollton, Texas.

A female American Goldfinch in winter plumage at McInnish Park in Carrollton, Texas.

A female American Goldfinch in winter plumage at McInnish Park in Carrollton, Texas.

  2 Responses to “American Goldfinch – Little, Yellow”

  1. We live in east plano,tx every year we have a flock of gold finches they stay a couple of days and eat the berries. This year they have been here for a week there are hundreds they are so much funto watch. Why so different this year?

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