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Goldfinch (Spinus sp.)

Goldfinch

The male is the only small, yellow bird with black wings and tail, with flight that is extremely undulating.  In winter the species concentrate in areas where seed-laden plants are common.

They breed from Canada to Mexico and winter in the same range, nesting in July and August, after most birds have finished.  The song is long-sustained, clear, light, and canary-like.  In its flight, each dip is often punctuated by a simple cry of ti-dee-di-di.

Goldfinches are found along hedgerows, wood margins, brushy fields, and flower gardens, especially where cosmos are growing.


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