American Goldfinch- Saluda, North Carolina-93E0492

The American 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 Canada -US border to Mexico during the winter.

The only finch in its subfamily to undergo 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, 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.

American Goldfinch- Saluda, North Carolina, 93E0492

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