American Goldfinch
Male Goldfinch Female Goldfinch

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    Summer:  Overall length is 5".  Male has bright yellow body, black cap and black in the wings and tale.  Female has a yellowish green overall look with some yellow on face and chin.
    Winter:  Both the male and female lose the bright yellow color and have a more brownish overall color.

    Usually feeds on the ground.  Known to select weed stalks and foliage, eating seeds, insects, and berries.  At bird feeders they prefer thistle (niger) and hulled sunflower.

    Attracted to open areas with some shrubs and trees.  Common areas are farms, suburban yards, and gardens.

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