Lesser Goldfinch - Carduelis psaltria

Length 3.5-4.3 in (9.0-11.0 cm)
Weight 0.3-0.4 oz (8-11.5 g)
Clutch Size 2-5
Chicks at birth Altricial
IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern
Continents:NA, SA

The Lesser Goldfinch is found mostly in the west and southwest of the U.S. into Mexico and northern South America. The male has a black had and the underparts are yellow. The back is a yellowish green.

The Lesser Goldfinch eats seeds, especially from the sunflower family. They also eat fruits and buds.

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