Friday, January 15, 2010

American Goldfinch



This bright yellow bird played hide-n-seek with me for about an hour before I got a clear glimpse of it(well, almost clear ... ;-)). I was flying some kites on 14th Jan, Sankranti, when I happened to spot this one on a tree.


Wikipedia:

The American Goldfinch is a granivore and adapted for the consumption of seedheads, with a conical beak to remove the seeds and agile feet to grip the stems of seedheads while feeding. It is a social bird, and will gather in large flocks while feeding and migrating.



Human activity has generally benefited the American Goldfinch. It is often found in residential areas, attracted to bird feeders installed by humans, which increases its survival rate in these areas. Deforestation by humans also creates open meadow areas which are the preferred habitat of the American Goldfinch.




The American Goldfinch is a small finch, 11–13 centimeters (4–5 in) in length, with a wingspan of 19–22 centimeters (7–9 in). It weighs between 11–20 grams (0.39–0.71 oz). The beak is small, conical, and pink for most of the year, but turns bright orange with the spring molt in both sexes.

12 comments:

Vibhuti B said...
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Vibhuti B said...

Hey Sunny,
These pics are reallly verrry cute! American GoldFinch eh? WOWeeee...

Sajid said...

good going brother....now i got it where the SLR comes in action...

Sunny said...

@Vibhuti - Ya, I hope I've not made any mistakes with the name, I would be glad if you can reconfirm it with your mentor.

@Sajid - Welcome bro, have been waiting for you for a long time ... atlast you came here ... Ya ... this is where the SLR comes in ... and what were u thinkin ;-)

Dagny Taggart said...

Hey Sunny, this is an absolute beauty...the yellow color is almost like a new lease of life...

I also want to take this opportunity to thank you for all your kind words on my posts...one of the best compliments for a poet is if the reader can relate the writing with their lives...thanks a bunch for your footprints(promise to reply to them individually)... :)

will visit here often now...to see nature at its best, captured beautifully from behind the lens...how long have you been doing this? slr?

Anonymous said...

i think i like ur ideas of posts bhaiya...they're just too fresh than the uual bori crap that most o' the people wud write......u haven't even changed at al....tk loads o care!

Sunny said...

@Dagny - I'm glad you like it ... and you'r always welcome but I was just saying what I felt.

I've just been doing SLR photography for about a month. There's still a lot of improvement needed and I promise to improve with every passing shot.

@Anon - Thanks, I would keep doing that ... Please do keep checking on the updates. One more thing, Would love to know who am I talking to ... and I dont wanna keep guessing , So would be glad if you can mention your name in the posts. Thank you so much.

chhavi said...

simply awesome ji... this bird is so beautiful n when u look at it gives u feel of freshness now i understood y u were so keen to click this one as she was playing hide n seek n yes u won... well deserved

thoughtfulrandomness said...

wow..beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

don't worry guess work aint required here...and afterall....u're talkin to an admirer of your piece of work n not some stranger...neways...nice work once again....wud await the same in near future too....

Sunny said...

@Anon - I agree, and I'm glad I have an admirer :-) ... Thanks again.

Neil said...

I have been so late in viewing it n after so many beautiful comments..i feel short of words to admire ur piece of work..but really...it's worth admiring

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