04 January, 2010

American Goldfinch

Scientific Name: Carduelis tristis
Population Estimate: 24M
Location of Sighting: MN Arboretum
Date of Sighting: December, 2009
Notes: A common bird at winter bird feeders, they are still striking even in their duller winter plumage. All have a little yellow under their chin and two wide, white wing bars. They are a social bird, flocks of which are called "charms."

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