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American Goldfinch


American Goldfinch
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Copyright: Vinay Sinha (vinaymms) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 34 W: 0 N: 118] (635)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-11-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D Mark III, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-12-06 20:34
Viewed: 1544
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis), also known as the Eastern Goldfinch, is a small North American bird in the finch family. It is migratory, ranging from mid-Alberta to North Carolina during the breeding season, and from just south of the Canadian border to Mexico during the winter.

The only finch in its subfamily that undergoes a complete molt, the American Goldfinch displays sexual dimorphism in its coloration; the male is a vibrant yellow in the summer and an olive color during the winter months, while the female is a dull yellow-brown shade which brightens only slightly during the summer. The male displays brightly colored plumage during the breeding season to attract a mate.

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.

I took picture of this male American Goldfinch in winter plumage in mid-November.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Goldfinch


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Hi vinay,
Nice shot of this beautifull bird,
Colour of the bird, BG,POV evrything is fantastic.

Congrts
karthik

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2013-12-06 22:19]

interesting photograph of beautiful bird. excellent work. tfs.

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