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The American goldfinch , also known as the eastern goldfinch or "lightning bird," is a small North American bird in the finch family. It is migratory, ranging from mid-Alberta to North Carolina during the breeding season, and from just south of the Canadian border to Mexico during the winter.

The only finch in its subfamily to undergo a complete molt, the American goldfinch displays sexual dimorphism in its coloration; the male is a vibrant yellow in the summer and an olive color during.. more

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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Uploaded Sep 11, 2014. Captured Sep 10, 2014 09:54.
  • NIKON D7100
  • f/10.0
  • 1/1000s
  • ISO400
  • 185mm