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Goldfinch

A very pretty bird with a tan-brown body, a black and white head and a red face. The Goldfinch has bright yellow wingbars that can be seen in flight.

Common and widespread in the UK, occurring in small flocks. They visit gardens in late spring, when their food of tree, teasel and thistle seeds becomes scarce. Although they prefer to take seeds from the plants, they will also use seed feeders taking niger seeds and sunflower hearts.