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American or Lesser Goldfinch? Idaho, USA

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Old Thursday 30th January 2020, 22:32   #1
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American or Lesser Goldfinch? Idaho, USA

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I cant tell if thats an American Goldfinch or a lesser Goldfinch. Can someone help me figure this out?

By the way, the second photo where the bird is tilting his head and looking at the camera, I think that is just TOO CUTE!

The bird is like, "Huh? whats that in the window of the human house?"

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Old Thursday 30th January 2020, 22:52   #2
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They are female American Goldfinches. The American Goldfinches have a more pronounced white wing bar than the Lesser Goldfinches.
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Old Thursday 30th January 2020, 22:58   #3
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Agree with American. FWIW, the Lessers I saw a couple weeks ago in AZ were bright yellow as opposed to the brownish tones of this bird.
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