American Goldfinch

A small bird, the American Goldfinch changes the color of its plumage twice a year after going through the molting process—the only member of the finch family to go through a complete molt.

For most residents of North America, it's easy to attract American Goldfinches to feeders. They eagerly eat many types of seed and can be specifically attracted by offering thistle seed. In fact, some feeders can be converted to only serve American Goldfinches by moving the perches above the feeder ports! These brilliant little birds are the only species that will eat thistle while hanging upside down.

The American Goldfinch also made the Perky-Pet® list of the Top 15 Photogenic Feeder Birds.


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