Strictly Veg American Goldfinch

American Goldfinches are common backyard feeder birds across much of North America. These small birds will eat nyger seed and sunflower seeds when provided at feeding stations. They will, of course, also eat wild seeds like milkweed and thistle. In fact, American Goldfinches are strict vegetarians.

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Ashira on October 25, 2010 at 3:25 PM wrote:
That's bizarre. Just two days ago I was thinking about how they seemed to be vegetarians - they never eat the suet I put out for the other birds! : D I like the three new birds you've added! ^__^
little bird on November 7, 2010 at 6:54 AM wrote:
Vegetarian goldfinches? That is funny, they have never eaten our suet either! :)
Spurwing Plover on June 19, 2022 at 10:38 PM wrote:
They eat Thistle Seeds and use the down for their nests

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