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Sonoran Desert Birds



Lawrence's goldfinch (male) - (Carduelis lawrencei)

 Lawrence's goldfinch (male)

Size: 4.5 inches
Overall Color: gray
Occurrence: near water
Diet: seeds, insects
Nest: cuplike in tree
Field Identification: black forehead and chin, yellow breast, yellow on wings, yellow rump
Season: winter

Lawrence's goldfinch (male)
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Fringillidae (finches)
Genus: Carduelis
species: lawrencei

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