Yellow Finch (Goldfinch)

Goldfinch

Goldfinch

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.

Here are a few more of my photos of a Goldfinch: American Goldfinch In My Backyard

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12 Comments

  1. Lori Hartung May 1, 2008 at 1:46 pm #

    Hi – I’m new to bird feeding and have one bird feeder in my yard at home in River Grove, Illinois. Earlier this week, I saw the most beautiful yellow bird in my yard and at the feeder. I have never seen anything like this. I’m curious because the yellow bird in my yard does not have any black markings at all. It is completely yellow, very bright, it almost looks lime green around its neck. Is this a yellow finch? I cannot find a picture anywhere that shows a completely yellow bird. This is so cool.

    Thank you for reading and pls. let me know if you know anything about a bird like this…

  2. colleen June 11, 2008 at 10:32 pm #

    Could you please tell me if there have been any reports of a black and yellow breasted finch in the US? I have one in my back yard everyday and until this year I have never seen one. The bird is the same that is in India. Please let me know.

    Thank You

  3. Capt.Andrew Hasty July 27, 2008 at 12:42 pm #

    Hi Guys,

    I have spotted an yellow finch in my backyard in Terre Haute,Indiana which my number 2 home. I realized that the
    yellow finches are so small.

    thanx,
    Capt.Andrew Joe Hasty
    Captain
    Fort Wayne Fire Dept.
    Station 16B

  4. Linda August 1, 2008 at 5:50 pm #

    I have about 5 golden finches that feed at my birdfeeder everday. They are so beautiful, all with different markings. Do you know how long they will stay? Do they stay put for the winter or fly south? I’m on my second large bag of finch food. I live in the Charlotte, NC area. Thanks

  5. Travis Truelove January 10, 2009 at 8:31 pm #

    LINDA,
    IF YOU CONTINUE TO FEED YEAR ROUND, YOU WILL HAVE GOKD FINCHES YEAR ROUND. I LIVE IN FAYETTEVILLE AND I HAVE THEM ALL THE TIME..

  6. amy May 10, 2009 at 3:37 pm #

    please send more pics. of the goldfinch do u have any clips of what it sounds like if so please send also

  7. Tim October 15, 2010 at 6:00 pm #

    so gold finches stay in the winter, right?? i have no clue if they migrate or just stay around in Indiana. One time when i was younger i thought i saw a goldfinch in the winter but i could not remember please can someone tell me the facks on goldfinches…

  8. Tim October 15, 2010 at 6:01 pm #

    the facts on golld finches if they stay in Indiana or migrate.. i need to know please and thank-you

  9. lonnie carlisle March 18, 2011 at 9:12 am #

    DEAR SIR I HAVE A BRIGHT YELLOW BIRD WITH BLACK ABOVE THE EYES & BLACK WINGS IS THIS A FINCH & IS IT TRUE IN SPRING FINCHES TURN FROM A TAN TO A YELLOW
    LONNIE

  10. Steve Creek March 18, 2011 at 6:54 pm #

    Lonnie, I’m not sure if that was a Finch you saw. They do get brighter during the breeding season.

  11. Cherri April 5, 2011 at 12:00 pm #

    There are finches like this that come almost once each year but they don’t have any markings…..

  12. Bryceson May 14, 2011 at 5:11 pm #

    I had a beautiful bright yellow bird in my backyard today. It let me photograph it as joined other birds at our feeder. The day before a couple of black headed grosbeaks were enjoying a day at the backyard feeder. These birds are in New Mexico.

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