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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 fchristant
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Uploaded Jul 12, 2017. Captured Jan 6, 2016 04:24 in 1 Gamford Ln, Rossett, Wrexham LL12 0EP, UK.
  • FinePix S9400W S9450W
  • f/7.6
  • 1/239s
  • ISO200
  • 180.8mm