what is this bird

Southern Michigan, mid February. some kind of finch. Some of them have slightly yellowish head.

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Feb 25, 2014
what is this bird
by: Brook

Your little bird is an American Gold Finch. As it comes closer to nesting season the male will show a bright canary yellow and his lady will have a light greenish hue. They love thistle seed!

Feb 24, 2014
Goldfinch
by: Anonymous

Thanks for your replies! What threw me was there were no yellow ones. I didn't know that males lost their color in winter and I thought they all migrated south in winter.

Feb 23, 2014
what bird
by: el diablo

hola mi think GREENFINCH Hasta Luago El Diablo from sunny Espania No snow here!!!!!!

Feb 22, 2014
Goldfinch
by: Anonymous

Definitely a goldfinch!

Feb 22, 2014
Goldfinch
by: Judy-Seattle

I am pretty sure that it is a Goldfinch in its winter plumage. They will be more yellow in the warmer months.

Feb 22, 2014
yellow head
by: Anonymous

Looks like a female Goldfinch

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