'Texas morph' Lesser goldfinch


Sally M. Walters
 

Fremont area.
Latitude 37.547370
Longitude -121.976280

A friend of a friend sent me several photos and a video of the Texas Morph of the Lesser Goldfinch. Dark black head and sideburns, and dark greenish back.  I will get around to posting it on eBird but eBird sadly does not separate notation for the morph or whatever it is.  The first painting in the latest Sibley Guide is of the Texas form not California’s form without side burns and a green back.

Sally Walters
Sacramento, CA