The handsome Copper-Colored Thistle Feeder is ready to hang and extremely easy to use, fill and clean. The metal cap and bowl are treated with a brushed copper-colored finish and the mesh seed holder is black.
The feeder holds approximately ½ pound of thistle seed and has drain holes in the seed tray keep seed dry.
Weather durable powder coated finish mesh for long outdoor life.
Small finches including American Goldfinches, Lesser Goldfinches, Indigo Buntings, Pine Siskins, and Common Redpolls often devour these tiny, black, needle-like seeds. As invasive thistle plants became a recognized problem in North America, suppliers shifted to a daisy-like plant, known as Guizotia abyssinica, that produces a similar type of small, oily, rich seed.
The plant is now known as niger or nyjer, and is imported from overseas. The seeds are heat-sterilized during importation to limit their chance of spreading while retaining their food value.