Friday, April 17

European Goldfinch

Kenosha Wisconsin

Not a great looking picture of a European goldfinch. I had about 5 seconds to grab my camera and take this shot!

The European goldfinch or goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis), is a small passerine bird in the finch family.
The average goldfinch is 12–13 cm long with a wingspan of 21–25 cm and a weight of 14 to 19 grams. The sexes are broadly similar, with a red face, black and white head, warm brown upperparts, white underparts with buff flanks and breast patches, and black and yellow wings
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