They spend the summer from central Canada to the central U.S. and the winter in the southern U.S. and Mexico.
They are found in fields, bushes and bird feeders around houses.
They are bright yellow with a white rump patch and a black forehead, wings and tail. The females and winter males are duller in color.
They travel in flocks.
They eat mostly seeds and some insects.
They make an open, cup-shaped nest with grass and stems in shrubby bushes. Females lay 2-7 white to light blue eggs with some spots.
Species: C. tristis
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