Bird ID??

I need help identifying this bird.  I tried to Google it but was surprised at how many birds there are with yellow bellies, dark crown and dark wing.  I thought maybe an American Goldfinch but I’m not sure.  Anyone know?

Maralee

Nature-1272April 30, 2015 Nature-1273April 30, 2015

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19 thoughts on “Bird ID??

  1. Judy Backlund May 6, 2015 — 7:21 pm

    I don’t know the kind, but it is a beautiful bird.

  2. Great photo, I’m going to say this is a Lesser Goldfinch.

    1. Based on the consensus it is either a Lesser Goldfinch, and American Goldfinch, or a juvenile Goldfinch. At least we all believe it is a Goldfinch. 🙂

      1. For sure a Gold Finch of some kind 🙂 and it could well be a American Gold finch. Where was the picture taken?

      2. Oh, along with the where it would help to know when it was taken 🙂

  3. I believe that is a Goldfinch.

    1. I think we all agree it is some type of Goldfinch. 🙂

  4. http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/American_Goldfinch/id

    Looks to me like a Goldfinch in the process of changing color.

    1. Thanks. At least we know it’s some type of Goldfinch.

  5. Great captures wish I could help, but our birds differ too much…

    1. I don’t think we have any canaries in the wild here. Most everyone thinks it is some type of Goldfinch.

      1. Oh! If it’s not a canary, might it be a Siskin?

  6. The National Audubon Society (Sibley Guide to Birds) narrows this little guy down to an adult Lesser Goldfinch. (Carduelis psaltria)

    1. Thanks, Gunta. We all agree its some type of goldfinch.

  7. Looks like a juvenile goldfinch. The lesser goldfinches are typically more greenish. It is so hard to differentiate between male, female, young, old, and anomalies. 🙂

    1. I never knew birds were so hard to identify. It makes me much more appreciative of bird watchers.

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