Project #1 Birdhouse American Goldfinch Research & Pre-existing Birdhouse

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Background Research: There was the bar of gold across the bird’s wings, a colour which, since the ancient Greeks, had been associated with the ability to cure sickness.

There was the splash of red on the cheeks: as with the robin’s red breast this was a sign to medieval Christians that the bird had acquired blood-coloured feathers while attempting to remove the crown of thorns from while Christ was being crucified.

Goldfinch represents enthusiasm, liveliness, and exburence.

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The American Goldfinches (Carduelis tristis) – or simply Goldfinches – are migratory North American finches found across most of North America – from southern Canada through United States into Mexico.

Northern populations migrate south for the winter – throughout Florida, along the Gulf Coast east to California and south to Mexico. They migrate in compact flocks.

They are associated with open habitats, such as weedy fields, meadows, flood plains and orchards, but are also quite common in urban gardens, where they are attracted to bird feeders.

Physical characteristics: size / Ranges

  • Weight: 0.39 – 0.71 oz (11 to 20 g)
  • Length: 4.33 – 5.12 inches (11 – 13 cm)
  • Wingspan: 7.5 – 8.7 inches (19 – 22 cm)



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Life of Goldfinch (Cartoon)

Preexisting birdhouse

Pre-existing Birdhouse Design



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