Lesser Goldfinch Western Range - Click To Enlarge

Lesser Goldfinch Western Range

Recently I was searching for a bird identification. At the time I came across the Lesser Goldfinch. Even though they have a much smaller range than our American Goldfinches there are 2 distinct variations.

Lesser Goldfinch Western Range - Click To Enlarge
Lesser Goldfinch Western Range – Click To Enlarge

Digging into my archives I knew there were some untouched raw files I’ve never processed. They turned out to be the ‘western’ variation. Looking at a map of the ‘eastern’ versions habitat I have a hard time finding where they separate.

Lesser Goldfinch Western Range - Click To Enlarge
Lesser Goldfinch Western Range – Click To Enlarge

Both species only live in the deep southwestern part of the USA. The eastern variation has a much darker head and chest.

 

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