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Indigo Bunting
To thrive, migratory birds must find favorable habitat throughout the year, throughout the Americas. More

American Goldfinch

Video of an American goldfinch in the wild. More

American Goldfinch

Photograph of a male American Goldfinch in breeding plumage
Spinus tristis
Goldfinches are often seen in flocks during fall, winter, and spring and at bird feeders. In spring, the male’s dull winter plumage changes to bright yellow with a black cap and wings. More

American Goldfinch

photo of American goldfinch
Photo of American goldfinch. More

American Goldfinch (Female in Breeding Plumage)

Photograph of a female American goldfinch in breeding plumage
In breeding plumage, the upperparts of the female are greenish yellow, with dark wings and tail; the underparts are pale yellowish. More

American Goldfinch (Female in Winter Plumage)

Photograph of a female American goldfinch in winter plumage
In winter plumage, the female American goldfinch is grayer with brownish wings. More

American Goldfinch (Male in Breeding Plumage)

Photograph of a male American Goldfinch in breeding plumage
In breeding plumage, the upperparts of a male American goldfinch are bright yellow, with black wings, tail, and forehead, and 2 white wing bars and tail spots. The underparts are bright yellow. More

American Goldfinch (Male in Winter Plumage)

Photograph of a male American Goldfinch in winter plumage
In winter, the male American goldfinch resembles the female, with brownish underparts, blackish wings, and yellowish face. Note also the yellow shoulders, and the start of the black cap above the bill. More

American Redstart

Image of a male American redstart
Setophaga reticilla
Redstarts flit among tree branches, drooping their wings, fanning their tails and leaping into the air to catch insects. More

American Robin

american robin
Turdus migratorius
A well-known symbol of springtime, this bird hunts on the ground for earthworms and insects. The robin’s colorful rusty-red breast is as welcome in spring as its cheerful singing at dawn and dusk.   More