Lesser Goldfinch

Spinus psaltria

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Fringilline & Cardueline Finches (Fringillidae)

Code 4

LEGO

Code 6

CARPSA

ITIS

HEAD

Lesser Goldfinch Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Cone
  • Eye Color: Dark brown; No known change with age or season.
  • Head pattern: Capped, Plain
  • Crown Color: Black
  • Forehead Color: Black
  • Nape Color: Olive-green
  • Throat Color: Yellow
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Lesser Goldfinch Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 11 cm (4.5 in)
  • Weight: 9 g (0.3 oz)
  • Size: Very Small (3 - 5 in)
  • Color Primary: Yellow, Olive
  • Underparts: Yellow
  • Upperparts: Olive-green with yellow rump.
  • Back Pattern: Striped or streaked, Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Lesser Goldfinch Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: High bouncy swift flight with rapid wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 20 cm (8 in)
  • Wing Shape: Rounded-Wings
  • Tail shape: Notched Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black
  • Under Tail: Black
  • Leg Color: Pink-gray
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Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X