Female Lesser Goldfinch


Smaller than a sparrow — Length: 3.5-4.3 in (9-11 cm)

Lesser Goldfinches are tiny, stub-billed songbirds with long, pointed wings, and short, notched tails. Males (top photo) are a brighter yellow than females (middle photo). The bottom photo is a Lesser Goldfinch chick. Lesser Goldfinches readily come to feeders, they especially like nyjer thistle seeds.