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Lesser Goldfinch Carduelis psaltria

Described by: Say (1823)
Alternate common name(s): Dark-backed Goldfinch
Old scientific name(s): Spinus psaltria


Proctor Road, Madera Canyon, Coronado National Forest, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA - May 19, 2004 © William Hull  Laguna Niguel Regional Park, Orange County, California, USA - Mar 18, 2007 © William Hull  Menlo Park, San Mateo County, California, USA - May 30, 2002 © Rob Pavey  Colorado, USA - Date unknown © Steve Messick  La Suiza, Ucumari, near Pereira, Colombia - May 4, 2004 © R S Scanlon 
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(1) W. United States (sw. Washington, w. Oregon, n. California, s. Idaho, n. Colorado, and probably s. Wyoming) to nw. Mexico s. locally to s. Baja.
(2) Tres Marias Is.
(3) Sc. United States (nw. Oklahoma, c. and s. Texas) and n. Mexico.
(4) Se. Mexico (Yucatan Peninsula and Isla Mujeres).
(5) S. Mexico through Central America to Panama, Colombia, Venezuela s. w. of the Andes in w. Ecuador and nw. Peru.
Introduced, but apparently extripated in Cuba.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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