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Lawrence's Goldfinch

Spinus lawrencei ORDER: PASSERIFORMES FAMILY: FRINGILLIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

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.

Calls

  • Song, call
     
  • Courtesy of Macaulay Library
    © Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Song is a long, complex series of trills, burry notes, and chatter. Many song elements are imitations of other bird species' vocalizations. Flight call is a distinctive "tink-ul." Also issues harsh two-syllable phrases and single bell-like call notes.

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