The Amazing American Goldfinch! (tah-da!)

Hello friends!

American Goldfinch

A fact:

The American Goldfinch is a very small North American bird.

As you can see to my left, the male has a yellow body and orange bill and mostly black wings with lots and lots of white streaks going down the middle of its wings.

Now here’s a photo of the female American Goldfinch. Notice she has an orange bill like the males. She has the same wings as a male but has–and here’s the important part– a white stomach.

Cool facts:

The American Goldfinch is typically 11-13 cm (3-5 in) long while its wingspan is 19-32 cm (7-9 in). The American Goldfinch mostly always flies together with other birds of the same species in small flocks.

And listen to this: The American Goldfinch usually calls out with a chirpy song full of trills. One more cute thing: It flies with a little bounce.

Also, let’s face it, like with other birds, the male is better looking then the female. They are like that because they want to attract the ladies.

Look down below! You can listen to the sound the American goldfinch makes!

Listen

Written by Faith Elise!

p.s. Try the book of poems about birds. If you want to know the name of the author from the book of poems about birds, read my post about the Western Tanager. The author’s name is at the very bottom.

p.s.s. For more info about the American Goldfinch go to:

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/american_goldfinch/id

p.s.s.s. Put a poem in your pocket! Stick around  cause we are getting ready for the count down for poem in your pocket day! where I write lots of poems about birds! The count down starting April1! Another guest writer for poem in your pocket day? 13 more days!!!

 

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About faithelise

I love learning about species of birds and want to be an Ornathologist. Writing about birds is my passion and I love every part of it!
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