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New Jersey State Bird:

Male American goldfinch - click to see all state birds
Male American goldfinch photo © Richard Mousel / CritterZone: Animal - Wildlife -
Nature Stock Photography
(used by permission - contact CritterZone for
commercial application license or any use). See All State Birds - National Bird.

American Goldfinch

See American goldfinch video below

New Jersey designated the American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) as the official state bird in 1935. Also called a wild canary, the goldfinch eats mainly seeds from dandelions, sunflowers, ragweed, and evening primrose.

Female American goldfinch - click to see all state birds
Female American goldfinch photo © Brian Jorg / CritterZone:
Animal - Wildlife - Nature Stock Photography
(used by permission - contact CritterZone for commercial application license or any use)

The male goldfinch has a bright yellow body with black wings and tail, and black on top of his head. The female's plumage is more muted with an olive-yellow body and dark brown tail and wings (the male goldfinch also displays this same dull plumage in the winter months).

Source:
American goldfinch photos © Richard Mousel & Brian Jorg /
CritterZone: Animal - Wildlife - Nature Stock Photography
Copyrighted image - no use allowed without a license
(contact CritterZone for commercial application license)
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