American Goldfinch In Winter Plumage

By | January 29, 2010

American Goldfinch Feeding

American Goldfinch

The male American Goldfinch 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.

Author: Steve Creek

An Arkansas-based wildlife photographer specializing in the wildlife found in Arkansas and Oklahoma. Steve’s images are created from his overwhelming passion for being outdoors with cameras in tow.

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  3. Joan from Virginia

    Lovely photo–didn’t realize they had that little spot of yellow. We don’t seem to have as many right now like we did last year.

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  6. Gail Hollaao.cnd

    I’ve been trying to figure out for several days who the newcomers are at my feeder. My neighbour puts out niger seed all summer and attracts clouds of goldfinches. Now it would appear they’ll settle for the sunflower seeds chez moi. They are such pretty little birds, all fluffed up, and dining in a much more leisurely fashion than my usual “grab’n’go” chickadees.

    Gail in Ajax Ontario

  7. Steve Creek Post author

    Thank you Gail for the comment. I have not seen any at my feeders this year. I’m hoping I will.