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Goldfinch Behavior


Goldfinches are social and very vocal birds. They are rarely silent. Goldfinches often gather in flocks with other birds. American goldfinches eat seeds, grains, plants and insects. Their song resembles "per-chick-oree" or "po-tato-chips". American goldfinches are migratory birds. In winter, American goldfinches gather in large flocks and fly to warmer areas. Lesser goldfinches are permanent residents, while European goldfinches are migratory birds. Goldfinches have many predators. Some of them include snakes, raccoons, hawks and foxes.