Gold Finch by Barbara Haviland

My new Gold Finch

by Barbara Haviland in Animals and Wildlife

This is my new Gold Finch Bird and he is done in oils on a 16×20 gallery wrap canvas. They are such pretty birds.

A Few Facts about the Gold Finch

The only finch in its subfamily to undergo a complete molt, the American goldfinch displays sexual dimorphism in its coloration; the male is a vibrant yellow in the summer and an olive color during the winter, while the female is a dull yellow-brown shade which brightens only slightly during the summer. The male displays brightly colored plumage during the breeding season to attract a mate.

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. This Finch has also been known to eat garden vegetation, and is particularly fond of beet greens. It is a social bird, and will gather in large flocks while feeding and migrating. It may behave territorially during nest construction, but this aggression is short-lived. Its breeding season is tied to the peak of food supply, beginning in late July, which is relatively late in the year for a finch. This species is generally monogamous, and produces one brood each year.

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

He is available for purchase here on my web site.

Published by barbarahaviland2014

New Web Site https://BarbaraHavilandArt.com WE have just recently moved the Woodville,Texas. So far, we are both loving the country. I create art for me. I love love doing this. I am a wife,mother,daughter,retired banker and an artist. I started painting in 1976 and was hooked. I have never been bored creating a painting. The subjects are endless. I have been frustrated, but never bored, I will try all subjects, landscape, floral, seascape, still life, and portraits. I belong to several art groups Outdoor Painters Society Oil Painters of America Artists of Texas EBSQart Tyler County Art League Livingston Art League When not painting, I love to be with my family. My husband is my best friend and we have been married for 57 years. We travel this great country.

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