American Goldfinch is a common songbird in southeastern
winter, the males turn a duller olive color and resemble
the female (photo right).
the breeding season (summer), the male is a brilliant
yellow with a black cap (below right - Photo from Cornell
white strip across the wing is called a "wingbar"
- one of the features you look for when you are trying
to identify a bird.
American Goldfinch is fond of thistles, sunflowers and
dandelions. The finch in the photo above is feeding
on the seeds of a purple coneflower.
can attract American Goldfinch to your yard by providing
a source of fresh water and food. Attract these birds
with Niger thistle seeds, broken sunflower hearts, oil-type
sunflower seeds. Don't forget to plant flowers like
purple coneflower (above) and sunflowers to enjoy these
more about this bird: