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Sexing goldfinches.

Posted: 16 Aug 2011, 10:08
by mattymeischke
I noticed the species profile doesn't cover sexing goldfinches.
Here are some bad photos of mine:
goldfinch hen.jpg
goldfinch singing.jpg
The red mask is brighter and bigger in the cock, and extends behind the eyes.
He is also singing, which helps...

The bird in the better photo in the species profile is a hen.

I will try to get better photos on a sunny day.

Re: Sexing goldfinches.

Posted: 16 Aug 2011, 13:36
by mattymeischke
The sun came out!
Here's a pair:
Goldfinch pair (cock).jpg
Goldfinch pair (hen).jpg

Re: Sexing goldfinches.

Posted: 16 Aug 2011, 16:57
by nirep
Well done on your second attempt you can really see the difference with the amount of black whiskers around the beak.Also points for taking initiative for info on sexing these birds on aussie finch forum.I have this link that is very thorough,check it out. ... duelis.pdf" onclick=";return false;

Re: Sexing goldfinches.

Posted: 17 Aug 2011, 07:34
by Nathan Morleyy
That's right mate,
Thanks for teaching us how to sex gold finches .

Thanks Nathan

Re: Sexing goldfinches.

Posted: 19 Aug 2011, 02:20
by mattymeischke
Great site Nirep; thorough to a fault!
Pleased to be useful, Nathan..