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The Eastern Goldfinch is the state bird of
Iowa and New Jersey. The Eastern Goldfinch is also called the American
goldfinch and the Willow Goldfinch (state bird of Washington).
The eastern goldfinch is a small bird that migrates for mating and the winter.
The eastern goldfinch is one of the few birds that changes color. The male
bird is bright yellow in the summer and olive during the winter. The
female goldfinch is a less vibrant shade of yellow-brown which gets somewhat
brighter in the summer. The male eastern goldfinch displays colorful
plumage during breeding season to attract a mate.