Often treated as conspecific with P. amoena and the two hybridize extensively. Hybrids reported rarely also with P. ciris and, in captivity, with P. leclancherii; has hybridized also with captive domestic Island Canary (Serinus canaria). Monotypic.
E North America, from S Canada (SE Saskatchewan and S Manitoba E to S New Brunswick) S in USA to W Kansas and C Texas across to Gulf Coast and E seaboard, also W into New Mexico and Arizona, and rarely to S Utah and S California; possible breeding record in Cuba#R. Migrates to Central America from C Mexico (S Tamaulipas) S to C Panama and West Indies.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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