Did you know that both members of an American goldfinch pair have identical calls?
Male American goldfinches are small, yellow birds with black foreheads and wings and white markings. Females are olive on top and dull yellow on the bottom.
Least Concern - Population Increasing
Backyards, fields, floodplains, parks, suburbs
American goldfinches build cup-shaped nest on vertical branches high in shrubbery and saplings made of pappus. plant fibers, rootlets, and spider silk.
American goldfinches forage by standing in the seedbeds of plants.
Pine siskins and other finches
Nonbreeding male American goldfinches are often confused with pine siskins due to their streaky brown coloration and wing patterns.
Nonbreeding male American goldfinches have yellow heads and have less streaky patterns than pine siskins.