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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

American Goldfinch


                 The American Goldfinch's Latin name is Spinus trists. Spinus is the finch family and tristis means melancholy. It's overall color is yellow. And females are not as bright and to sit on the eggs and stay hidden in the nest. Males have black on the head and wings and there are white lines on the wings. Males also have white bottoms near the tail feather region. Also females have black beaks and  males have bright orange ones. Goldfinches flock like to perch surfaces such as bird feeders. Goldfinches prefer open areas where weeds thrive such fields meadows and roadsides. The preferred food is for the Goldfinch is thisle, njyer, and Black oil sunflower seeds. The current status of the bird is widespread and common.

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