Utah Bird Profile
 Lesser Goldfinch - Spinus psaltria

Name Roots: ( - Gr. psaltria, "a lutist")

In Utah:   
by Eric Huish


characteristic behaviors:
Nests in a deciduous tree or in a shrub or in a forb at a height of 2-30 feet, in a cup nest. This species is a rare cowbird host. This species is a granivore: ground and lower-canopy gleaner.
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in lowland riparian and urban habitats.
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