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American Goldfinch In My Backyard

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

American Goldfinch In Winter Plumage

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.