Monday, May 22, 2023

Lawrence's Goldfinch

I've been wanting to see a Lawrence's goldfinch for some time and finally got my wish yesterday at Big Morongo. 

I did not realize that its range is so limited. It only breeds in California and Baja California and winters in California, Arizona, New Mexico, a sliver of Texas and a portion of Mexico (Baja California, Sonora and Chihuahua). 
Lawrence's goldfinch range from Wikipedia. 
Males are gray with a black face, yellow belly patch, and yellow wing patches. 

Females are grayish-brown with a faint yellow wash on the belly.

It was named in 1850 by John Cassin for George N. Lawrence, a businessman naturalist. 

1 comment:

  1. It looks like you saw quite a few. Very pretty bird and some great photos.