Tuesday, July 21, 2009

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) Vocalizations

American Goldfinch VBR MP3 148 kb, American Goldfinch OGG format 105 kb which is a free, open standard container format maintained by the Xiph.Org Foundation. The OGG format is unrestricted by software patents and is designed to provide for efficient streaming and manipulation of high quality digital multimedia.

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The American Goldfinch eats seeds and insects. It takes cover in trees and shrubs and is commonly seen flocking, often assembling on telephone lines. This bird usually nests near water in riparian trees. It breeds from April to July.

The males of this bird are small in size with yellow and black wings, tail, and forehead. The male differs from the Lesser Goldfinch in having a yellow back. The females are a dull yellow-olive color with black wings and wingbars and are difficult to tell from the Lesser Goldfinch.

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)The American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis), also known as the Eastern Goldfinch and Wild Canary, is in the finch family. It is migratory, ranging from southern Canada to North Carolina during the breeding season, and from south of the Canadian border to Mexico during the winter.
Artist/Composer: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Keywords: American Goldfinch; bird call
Creative Commons license: Public Domain

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