Common Birds: Yellow Birds
American Goldfinch: 5" in size. The Goldfinch is a small, yellowish bird. In the summer, the male is bright yellow, with a black cap and black wings. The female is olive-yellow, with black wings. In the winter, the male Goldfinch's color fades and he looks very similar to the female.
Food: Weed seeds and tree seeds are the favorite food of Goldfinches. At the feeder, Goldfinches prefer thistle seed (nyger) and hulled sunflower seeds.
Range: Goldfinches are year-round residents of most of the United States.
Evening Grosbeak: 8" in size. A large, yellow bird with black wings. Named for its large,conical bill. The male Evening Grosbeak has a dark head, with yellow on its forehead and over its eyes. The female is grayish-tan in color, with black wings.
Food: Evening Grosbeaks prefer tree seeds - especially box elder. At bird feeders, the Evening Grosbeak will eat sunflower seeds.
Range: The Evening Grosbeak breeds in the West and Canada. In the Winter, they come down across the Eastern and Southern United States.
More info: Evening Grosbeak at Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
Three american goldfinches take flight from a feeder