Interesting Lesser Goldfinch

Michael Rogner <mrogner@...>

At my home in Chico I had an interesting male Lesser Goldfinch which appears to be as dark overall as the Texas form (black head, auriculars, nape, back and scapulars). It's back is somewhat mottled green, but mostly black, and the front appears to be a brighter yellow than the other males, though this may just be due to the contrast.

I'll try and get a decent picture, but I'm wondering if people have seen variants in the Valley that were this dark?

Michael Rogner
Associate Restoration Biologist
River Partners
(530) 894 5401 x232
C: (530) 513-1935

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