Lawrence's Goldfinch

Spinus lawrencei
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Length: 5 in. (12 cm )
Typically found in oak and streamside vegetation, this goldfinch is highly nomadic and can be found in a wide variety of lowland habitats. Apparently annual differences in rainfall can contribute to wide winter invasions and nesting well outside its normal range. Its food consists of a range of grass and shrub seeds and during nesting, a few insects. The nest is a small cup-shaped affair made of grass, flowers and hair. It is placed in a low shrub, often in loose association with other nests of Lawrence\s Goldfinches.'

The four-digit banding code is LAGO.

Female | Richard Ditch

Female | CJ Kazilek

Riparian / River forest


Bird Sound Type: Twittering
Sex of Bird: Male
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  • Article: Lawrence's Goldfinch
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: June 13, 2024
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