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Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria)

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Fringillidae
Genus: Spinus
Species: psaltria

Regional

This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Mesa, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona (2 reports)
Canoga Park, California
La Crescenta, California
Norwalk, California
San Jose, California (2 reports)
Alford, Florida
Riverview, Florida
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Hillsboro, Oregon
Mill City, Oregon
Austin, Texas
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Members' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 7, 2018, SpeechDiva from Wilmington, NC wrote:

I loved to see the lessers in the greater Denver, CO area. Miss those sweet birds as I don't see them where I currently live (coastal NC).

Positive

On Mar 30, 2018, Katbirdie from Arvada, CO wrote:

First time in 10 years these sweet little yellow birds have visited us in Arvada Colorado! Just outside our bay window we located a bird bath and feeders in our garden of over 50 roses.

Positive

On Feb 4, 2018, smac17 from Olmito, TX wrote:

I've seen these eating the seeds from my sage (Salvia coccinea) seed stalks.

Positive

On Jan 22, 2013, frogymon from Lisle, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

The best way to attract these beautiful little birds is with a sock feeder full of nyger.

Positive

On Mar 14, 2012, grebetrees from Austin, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Brushy, wild-type sunflowers attract this cutie. I always let a few volunteers grow for this reason.

Positive

On May 4, 2010, Juttah from Tucson, AZ (Zone 8a) wrote:

Cute as a button, and quite tame. I love it when the clumsy little fledglings try to imitate their parents by clinging (unsuccessfully) to the tube feeder! These are fun to watch, and their calls are surprisingly loud for such a small bird.

Positive

On Apr 20, 2010, Kelli from L.A. (Canoga Park), CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

They have a sweet song and readily come to the thistle feeder

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