This time of year it is easier to see the difference between the male American Goldfinch and the female American Goldfinch. I posted a photo of a male this past Monday (Male American Goldfinch Molting Into Breeding Plumage). In the winter I would have a difficult time seeing the difference between a non-breeding male and a female. I… Read More »
This male American Goldfinch molting into breeding plumage photo was made at my place near the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas. By May this male should be in full breeding plumage. The male is a vibrant yellow in the summer and an olive color during the winter. American Goldfinch Molting Facts The American Goldfinch undergoes a molt… Read More »
The American Goldfinch is another frequent visitor to my backyard here in Arkansas. Human activity has generally benefited the American Goldfinch. It is often found in residential areas, attracted to bird feeders which increase its survival rate in these areas. Deforestation also creates open meadow areas which are its preferred habitat. My Backyard Photography Setup
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.