Small 5

by Doreen Sexton
(Mesa AZ)

Please identify a bird:

5" long, black head, yellow breast, green back, grey and white wings muddled wings, clinging to a brick wall, eating tiny bugs

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Sep 17, 2012
Lesser Goldfinch
by: Doreen- Mesa, Arizona

Judy, I think you are correct. I will try to get a better look, to be sure. Thanks!

http://cabezaprieta.org/bird_page.php?id=1033

Sep 08, 2012
Lesser Goldfinch?
by: Judy-Seattle

Doreen, I looked in my bird book and your description sounds like Lesser Goldfinch that are found in the Southwest. There are 2 varieties of them; one is green-backed and the other is black-backed. They are 4.5" long. Look it up and let us know if that's the one.

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