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American Goldfinch
Spinus tristis
The American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) is a conspicuous and familiar bird across much of the United States. The species breeds across the northern two-thirds of the United States as well as much of southern Canada while it winters over the middle and southern portions of the United States. The male bird shown here was perched in a blooming Redbud Tree in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in March, 2005. This image was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark II and EF 600mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender.
The next 4 shots of winter plumaged American Goldfinches were taken in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in December, 2008, with a Canon EOS 40D and an EF 800mm F/5.6 L IS lens.
The American Goldfinch shown here, in winter plumage, was in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in January, 2010, with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and an EF 800mm F/5.6 L IS lens.
The American Goldfinch on the right, a male in winter plumage, is perched on a thistle feeder in Dripping Springs, Hays Co., Texas, in February, 2012.
American Goldfinch
Spinus tristis
at thistle feeder
Charro Ranch Park,
Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
8 February 2014
American Goldfinch
Spinus tristis
Co. Rd 24 south of Las Vegas,
San Miguel Co., New Mexico
13 January 2015
Lat 35.4279, Lon -105.0689
American Goldfinch
Spinus tristis
Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
19 February 2015
American Goldfinch
Spinus tristis
Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
19 February 2015