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American goldfinch (male)
Carduelis tristis

American goldfinch (male)
American goldfinch (male)
American goldfinch (male)

Size: 5 inches
Overall Color: yellow and black
Occurrence: open areas
Diet: seeds, insects, berries
Nest: cup in shrub or tree 20-40 ft high
Field Identification: mostly yellow head and body, black forehead in summer, black wings, white wing bar, thick orangish bill
Season: year-round

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: passeriformes
Family: 84 Fringillidae (finches,crossbills,grosbeaks,siskins,goldfinches)
Genus: Carduelis
Species: tristis

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