American goldfinch in winter plumage. Photo by G.F. Frampton

Winter Finch Trivia Quiz

Winter is typically the hardest time on birds as certain food sources become scarce. Some species head south to escape the harsh weather and seek out a better supply of insect food. But a few species stick to an almost exclusively seed diet year-round, such as the finches. Chances are you have a few American goldfinches or house finches chowing down at your feeders this winter—perhaps even now, as you read this. But how much do you really know about them or their relatives? We’ve prepared a short quiz to test your knowledge about this delightful group of birds. So, grab a nice warm cup of hot cocoa, kick back, and enjoy a little winter finch trivia.
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