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    Lawrence's Goldfinch

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    Lawrence's Goldfinch

    Spinus lawrencei
    • ORDER: Passeriformes
    • FAMILY: Fringillidae
    Basic Description

    A handsome and uncommon small finch, Lawrence's Goldfinch breeds across a small range in the woodlands of California and Baja California. Its highly erratic movements from year to year make assessment of its population trends very difficult.

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    Other Names
    • Jilguerito Cara Negra (Spanish)
    • Chardonneret gris (French)
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