goldfinch :

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  • n  American finch whose male has yellow body plumage in summer
  • n  small European finch having a crimson face and yellow-and-black wings

  • One of his most famous captured the male common goldfinch: "The only small yellow bird with black wings.
  • To the Egyptians the hawk represented the sun god; to early Christians the goldfinch depicted the crucifixion.
  • I had hoped someone would put the goldfinch back in the cage.
News & Articles

  • Two birds test chronic positive for West Nile
    An American Goldfinch from Redwood City and a red-shouldered hawk from Emerald Hills tested positive for West Nile virus, according to officials from the San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District.
    June 28, 2013 - San Mateo Daily Journal

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