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Taxonomy: Order Passeriformes >> Family Fringillidae >> Genus Spinus

Lesser Goldfinch (Unique ID: 7436)
Lesser Goldfinch
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Species: Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria)
Location: 2 mi N of Baldwin City, Douglas County, Kansas, United States
Age: ---     Plumage: basic/year-round     Activity: perching/standing
Sex: male     Visibility: full body     Quantity: single
Special Traits: bird feeder
Photographer: David Seibel     Date: December 19, 2013
Equipment: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and Canon 500mm f/4L IS     Megapixels: 9.8

Notes: Green-backed or "western" form. First county record, first seen on December 15, 2013, by Joe Hoelscher. This species is a casual, erratic visitor to northeast Kansas.


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