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Lesser goldfinch female)
Carduelis psaltria

Lesser goldfinch female)
Lesser goldfinch female)

Size: 4.5 inches
Overall Color: black-greenish/yellow
Occurrence: near water
Diet: seeds, flower buds, berries
Nest: cuplike in tree
Field Identification: flocks
Season: year-round


Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Passeriformes
Family: 84 Fringillidae (finches)
Genus: Carduelis
Species: psaltria

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