American Goldfinch

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Picture from Cornell Ornithology Labs: All About Birds

  • Small Finch, small head, long wings, short tail
  • Males: in spring are bright yellow, black forehead and wings, with white markings, white patches on the tail
  • Females: duller yellow beneath, olive color on top
  • Very acrobatic, they cling to weeds
  • Fly with a bouncy pattern
  • Habitat: Weedy fields and floodplains, live near thistles and asters
  • Local Sightings: Cynwyd Heritage Trail, West Laurel Hill Cemetery and Shortridge Memorial Park