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lesser goldfinch (Spinus psaltria), house finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)
Subject: lesser goldfinch (Spinus psaltria), house finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)
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Goldfinch, Male (181177033).jpg
Resolution: 2048x1505 File Size: 301331 Bytes Date: 2006:07:03 18:44:51 Camera: NIKON D70s (NIKON CORPORATION) F number: f/6.3 Exposure: 10/5000 sec Focal Length: 5000/10 Upload Date: 2017:07:11 17:30:53

lesser goldfinch (Spinus psaltria), house finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)

Lesser Goldfinch Spinus psaltria psaltria, male, with a pair of House Finches sharing the thistle feeder. San Marcos, Texas, USA.
Date 3 July 2006, 18:44
Source Goldfinch, Male
Author Clinton & Charles Robertson from RAF Lakenheath, UK & San Marcos, TX, USA & UK

The lesser goldfinch (Spinus psaltria) is a small songbird of the Americas. It may be the smallest true finch in the world. The lesser goldfinches range from the southwestern United States to Venezuela and Peru.

The house finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) is a bird in the finch family Fringillidae. It is native to western North America, and has been introduced to the eastern half of the continent and Hawaii.

Scientific Name: Spinus psaltria (Say, 1823)
Common Names: Lesser Goldfinch
French: Chardonneret mineur; German: Mexikozeisig; Spanish: Jilguero menor
Taxonomy: Fringilla psaltria Say, 1822, , Arkansas River near mountains [= near Colorado Springs], Colorado, USA.
Synonyms: Carduelis psaltria (Say, 1823)

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