American Goldfinch

American Goldfinch And Plumage Variations

This little fellow decided to make a stop on one of my light stands in the garden. It is either a female or male in non-breeding plumage. It looks to me more like a female, although it's hard to identify from the distance as wintering plumage for male and female goldfinches is rather similar.
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Real Gold In This One

I thought I’d share this frame with you since, besides the lovely subject, it has such a nice and simple play of colors.
The bird is an American Goldfinch male displaying its breeding plumage. Significantly different than its winter plumage, male’s breeding plumage is much more colorful and vibrant [Note to myself: Choose more colorful clothes]. [...]

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