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The average Goldfinch is 12–13 cm long with a wingspan of 21–25 cm and a weight of 14 to 19 grams. The sexes are broadly similar, with a red face, black and white head, warm brown upperparts, white underparts with buff flanks and breast patches, and black and yellow wings. On closer inspection male Goldfinches can often be distinguished by a larger, darker red mask that extends just behind the eye. In females, the red face does not reach the eye. The ivory-coloured bill is long and pointed, and the tail is forked. Goldfinches in breeding condition have a white bill, with a greyish or blackish mark at the tip for the rest of the year. Juveniles have a plain head and a greyer back but are unmistakable due to the yellow wing stripe.

Pentax K10D 18-55mm lens

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  • Torfinn
    Torfinnabout 4 years ago

    Lovely shot Trevor!

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    ginabgood1about 4 years ago

    Lovely!

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    CeePhotoArtabout 4 years ago


    Your cohosts,
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    BCImagesabout 4 years ago

    brilliant work

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    ellismorleyphtoabout 4 years ago

    Joanne and Ellc

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    ellismorleyphtoover 1 year ago
    Congratulations You have been featured in the special feature frenzy, occuring at Theme Thursday – Feature Friday
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