Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Lesser Goldfinch - Spinus psaltria
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General Comments Accidental. There are two state records for the Lesser Goldfinch: an immature male of the "Western" or "Green-backed" race was seen in Winston-Salem (Forsyth) on 27 Sep 1985* [Chat 50:59-60 link], and one adult male of the "Texas" or "Black-backed" race at a feeder in Beaufort (Carteret) from 2-4 Mar 2009* was seen by multiple observers and photographed [Chat 74:11-13 link].
Breeding Status Nonbreeder
NC BRC List Definitive
Coastal Plain One record (see above).
Piedmont One record (see above).
Mountains No records.
Finding Tips
1/2 *
Attribution LeGrand[2012-11-09], LeGrand[2011-12-19], Haire[2011-07-29]
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