French: Chardonneret gris German: Maskenzeisig Spanish: Jilguero de Lawrence
Sonoma, California, USA
SW USA (California) and extreme NW Mexico (N Baja California); non-breeding E to S Arizona and SW New Mexico, S to NW Mexico (N Sonora).
10–11·5 cm; 8·8–14·3 g. Small, short-billed finch, grey and yellowish, with slightly forked tail. Male breeding has black from forehead to... read more
Song a prolonged series of musical tinkling twitters consisting mostly of notes in paired phrases,... read more
Lowland and lower montane dry, open woodlands, principally oaks (Quercus) and pine-oak (... read more
Food and feeding
Almost entirely seeds of trees and plants, occasionally berries, leaves and some insects. Seeds (variable seasonally and regionally)... read more
Season Apr to mid-Sept; one brood, perhaps occasionally two. Monogamous. Colonial. Pair formation usually takes place before break-up of... read more
Resident and partial migrant. Extent and duration of movement variable annually, also little... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted range species: present in California EBA. Common to locally, erratically or seasonally common. From estimated breeding population in... read more
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