|Lesser Goldfinch Carduelis psaltria
(aka Dark-backed Goldfinch, Spinus psaltria, Astragalinus psaltria)
Colombian name: Jilguero Aliblanco
|Otún-Quimbaya, Risaralda, Colombia
The Lesser Goldfinch is distributed from the western USA through Central America to Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. There is a distribution map at NatureServe. It is found in semi-open areas and farmland but tends to favour drier areas.
|The male is glossy black above and yellow below with a white
patch on the wing and white at the base of the tail. The female is olive above, yellow-olive below
but also shows the white patch on the wing.
The song is a rambling series of notes.
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