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American Goldfinch Finch on Sunflower

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American Goldfinch perched on a sunflower.
American Goldfinch perched on a sunflower.

General Attributes (Click an attribute to find more related items)

Genus:Spinus
Photo Year:2010
Species:American Goldfinch
Species:Spinus tristis

Location Attributes (Click on location to find more related items)

City:Barrie
Country:Canada
State/Province:Ontario
Google Map Location
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The male American Goldfinch is olive in the winter.  Then changes to bright yellow in the spring and summer.
Male American Goldfinch - in summer plumage

The male American Goldfinch is olive in the winter. Then changes to bright yellow in the spring and summer.

Photo Attributes:Barrie, Canada, Fringillidae, Spinus, Passeriformes, 2010, Chordata, Spinus tristis, American Goldfinch, Ontario,
In these galleries:Animals, Backyard, Birds

A female American Goldfinch, perched at feeder.
Female Amercian GoldFinch - Perched

A female American Goldfinch, perched at feeder.

Photo Attributes:Barrie, Canada, Fringillidae, Spinus, Passeriformes, 2010, Chordata, Spinus tristis, American Goldfinch, Ontario,
In these galleries:Animals, Backyard, Birds

Photo of an American Goldfinch at feeder in Ontario.
American Goldfinch Finch at Bird Feeder

Photo of an American Goldfinch at feeder in Ontario.

Photo Attributes:Barrie, Canada, Spinus, 2010, Spinus tristis, American Goldfinch, Ontario,
In these galleries:Animals, Backyard, Birds
Photo Specific Links:Bird Feeder (wikipedia)

Photo of female Common Redpoll Finch taken in May in Ontario back yard. (Carduelis flammea)
Finch - Female Common Redpoll in Ontario back yard.

Photo of female Common Redpoll Finch taken in May in Ontario back yard. (Carduelis flammea)

Photo Attributes:Barrie, Canada, Carduelis, North America, 2010, Common Redpoll, Carduelis flammea, Ontario,
In these galleries:Animals, Backyard, Birds

Photo of black squirrel standing on deck.
Black squirrel standing on deck.

Photo of black squirrel standing on deck.

Photo Attributes:Barrie, Canada, Sciuridae, 2010, Ontario,
In these galleries:Animals, Backyard, Rodents

Photo of a black squirrel looking for sunflower seeds on a deck.
Black squirel gathering sunflower seeds.

Photo of a black squirrel looking for sunflower seeds on a deck.

Photo Attributes:Barrie, Canada, Sciuridae, 2010, Ontario,
In these galleries:Animals, Backyard, Rodents

Photo of Eastern Gray Squirrel eating sunflower seeds dropped from a bird feeder. Might be a tree squirrel or a ground squirrel.
Gray Squirrel in the Snow

Photo of Eastern Gray Squirrel eating sunflower seeds dropped from a bird feeder. Might be a tree squirrel or a ground squirrel.

Photo Attributes:Barrie, Canada, Sciuridae, Sciurus, 2010, Sciurus carolinensis, Squirrel, Ontario,
In these galleries:Animals, Backyard, Rodents, Snow
Photo Specific Links:Compare Squrrels to Chipmunks
There are some similarities between these animals as far as the family that they belong to.However there are many things that hold them apart as completely different animals.The way they look, what they eat, hibernation habits,are a few things that hold them apart as individuals among rodent family

How to identify a ground squirrel.
Describes how to identify the ground squirrel.

Squirrel - wikipedia
Squirrels belong to a large family of small or medium-sized rodents called the Sciuridae. The family includes tree squirrels, ground squirrels, chipmunks, marmots (including woodchucks), flying squirrels, and prairie dogs.


Chickadee feeding on sunflower seeds.
Chickadee at Feeder

Chickadee feeding on sunflower seeds.

Photo Attributes:Canada, Paridae, Poecile, 2010, Poecile atricapillus, Black-capped Chickadee, Ontario, Ontario,
In these galleries:Animals, Birds


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In these galleries:Animals, Backyard, Birds, Flowers

Related Links

Photo Specific Links:Sunflower (wikipedia)
Animals Gallery Links:Animal Pictures at National Goegraphic
Animal Planet
Animals.com
Birds Gallery Links:Atlas of Breeding Birds of Ontario
This web site, which serves as a complement to the book, contains several items that you can access online, such as species distribution and effort maps, various interactive data summaries, options to download the raw data and more.
Bird Feeder (wikipedia)
WhatBird.com
Useful site for identifying birds by various attributes.
Flowers Gallery Links:Flower (wikipedia)
Learn about flowers (Flowers Canada)
Founded in 1897, Flowers Canada is the Voice of the Canadian Floriculture Industry. Flowers Canada is a not-for-profit association whose members represent retailers, distributors, growers, educators and associates.
2010 Links:The Year 2010 (wikipedia)
The year 2010 at TimeAndDate.com
American Goldfinch Links:American Goldfinch at whatBird.com
from site: Small, noisy finch. Male has a bright yellow body, black cap, wings, and tail, and white rump and undertail coverts. Wings have flashy white patches and bright yellow shoulder bar.
Leucanthemum vulgare - Wikipedia
from site: Leucanthemum vulgare, the ox-eye daisy, or oxeye daisy, is a widespread flowering plant native to Europe and the temperate regions of Asia and an introduced plant to North America, Australia and New Zealand. It is one of a number of family Asteraceae plants to be called a daisy, and has the additional vernacular names common daisy, dog daisy and moon daisy
Barrie Links:City of Barrie Web Site
Official web site for The Corporation of the City of Barrie.
Canada Links:Canada - Wikipedia
Government of Canada Site
Official web site for the Government of Canada.
Ontario Links:Government of Ontario, Canada
Official Governtment site for the province of Ontario.
Spinus Links:Spinus genus at Wikipedia
from site: Spinus, a genus of birds in the finch (Fringillidae) family
Spinus tristis Links:American Goldfinch at Wikipedia
from site: The American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis), also known as the Eastern Goldfinch and Wild Canary, is a North American bird in the finch family. It is migratory, ranging from southern Canada to North Carolina during the breeding season, and from just south of the Canadian border to Mexico during the winter.

Photo Data

Make:SONY
Model:DSLR-A500
DateTime:2010:09:02 22:45:28
Exposure Time:1/80
F:9/1
ISO:3200
DateTimeDigitized :2010:08:08 06:51:32
DateTimeOriginal :2010:08:08 06:51:32
Lens :75-300mm F4.5-5.6
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