Photography of Birds – Set # 75

Set # 75


American Goldfinch  (F)


American Goldfinch (F)

American Goldfinch (F)


American Goldfinch  (M)


American Goldfinch (M)

American Goldfinch (M)


Once a male has found a mate, he selects a territory, marking the boundaries by warbling as he flies from perch to perch. After circling the perimeter, he performs two flight displays, first repeating a low, flat flight, then flying in an exaggerated version of normal flight, tucking his wings close to his body, plummeting earthwards and catching himself as he spreads his wings to glide upward in a series of loops. Two or three pairs may group their territories together in a loose colony, perhaps to aid in defense against predators.

© HJ Ruiz – Avian101

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