Photography of Birds – Set # 160

Set # 160


American Goldfinches



The American goldfinch is a granivore and adapted for the consumption of seedheads, with a conical beak to remove the seeds and agile feet to grip the stems of seedheads while feeding. This finch has also been known to eat garden vegetation, and is particularly fond of beet greens. It is a social bird, and will gather in large flocks while feeding and migrating. It may behave territorially during nest construction, but this aggression is short-lived. Its breeding season is tied to the peak of food supply, beginning in late July, which is relatively late in the year for a finch. This species is generally monogamous, and produces one brood each year.

Β© HJ Ruiz – Avian101

12 thoughts on “Photography of Birds – Set # 160

  1. Wonderful to see the American goldfinch photos, HJ, and interesting information, too. Funny that this seed-eating bird has taken a liking to beet greens, nature is never predictable.

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