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Male American Goldfinch - in summer plumage

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

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

Family:Fringillidae
Genus:Spinus
Order:Passeriformes
Photo Year:2010
Phylum:Chordata
Species:Spinus tristis
Species:American Goldfinch

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

City:Barrie
Country:Canada
State/Province:Ontario
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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,
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Male and female chipping sparrows look very similar.  This one taken in Barrie, Ontario.
Chipping Sparrow - At Bird Feeder

Male and female chipping sparrows look very similar. This one taken in Barrie, Ontario.

Photo Attributes:Barrie, Aves, Emberizidae, Spizella, Passeriformes, 2014, Chordata, Spizella passerina, Colaptes auratus, Chipping Sparrow, Ontario,
In these galleries:Animals, Backyard, Birds

A female brown-headed cowbird, perched at feeder.  The adult male is iridescent black in color with a brown head. The adult female is slightly smaller and is dull grey with a pale throat and very fine streaking on the underparts.
Female Brown-Headed Cowbird

A female brown-headed cowbird, perched at feeder. The adult male is iridescent black in color with a brown head. The adult female is slightly smaller and is dull grey with a pale throat and very fine streaking on the underparts.

Photo Attributes:Barrie, Aves, Icteridae, Molothrus, Passeriformes, 2014, Chordata, Brown-Headed Cowbird, Molothrus ater, Ontario,
In these galleries:Animals, Backyard, Birds

A black-capped chickadee perched on tree branch.  The chickadee allowed me to get within ten feet for this photo.
Perched Black-Capped Chickadee

A black-capped chickadee perched on tree branch. The chickadee allowed me to get within ten feet for this photo.

Photo Attributes:Barrie, Aves, Canada, Paridae, Poecile, Passeriformes, North America, 2014, Chordata, Poecile atricapillus, Black-capped Chickadee, 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)

American Goldfinch perched on a sunflower.
American Goldfinch Finch on Sunflower

American Goldfinch perched on a sunflower.

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


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In these galleries:Animals, Backyard, Birds

Related Links

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.
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:DSC-HX50V
DateTime:2014:06:17 16:45:07
Exposure Time:1/250
F:63/10
ISO:640
DateTimeDigitized :2014:05:19 19:42:00
DateTimeOriginal :2014:05:19 19:42:00
Lens :4.3-129.0 mm f/3.5-6.3
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