Lawrence's goldfinch

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Lawrence's goldfinch
Lawrence Goldfinch.jpg
Adult male
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Fringillidae
Subfamily: Carduelinae
Genus: Spinus
Species:
S. lawrencei
Binomial name
Spinus lawrencei
Cassin, 1852
Carduelis lawrencei map.svg
Range of S. lawrencei      Breeding range     Year-round range     Wintering range
Synonyms

Carduelis lawrencei

The Lawrence's Goldfinch, Carduelis lawrencei, is a small songbird of North America. Bigger than the Lesser Goldfinch, and smaller than the American Goldfinch, with less yellow markings than either.

It lives from central California and its southern coast in the United States, to Baja California in Mexico. Females have less yellow and do not have the black cap and chin of the males.

This bird is named after the American ornithologist (bird expert), George Newbold Lawrence.

References[change | change source]

  1. BirdLife International (2012). "Carduelis lawrencei". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.