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Lesser Goldfinch

Spinus psaltria


These bright black and yellow birds are a common sight high in the trees across Westmont, usually in a small flock.  Their constant, quiet “po-ta-to-chip” call, and high, sweet “kee-yeer” call are easily learned. Their song is more complex, and may contain imitated portions of various other local species.

Audio Credit: Thomas Everest

Photo Credit: Thomas Everest (1),

Henry Zylstra (2)

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