American Goldfinch
Carduelis tristis
 (L 5" WS 9" WT 0.33 oz)
Salt Creek Woods, IL
10Sept2010
 
The only finch to molt feathers
twice/yr...late winter and late summer
...bright spring male heralds spring.
nonbreeding female
s
nonbreeding male
Columbus Park, Chicago
27May2011
McKinley
Woods
19Jul2009
juvenile