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Carduelis psaltria psaltria
This Lesser Goldfinch was hopping all over the mexican sage bush branches. It was difficult to photograph it and these were the best shots I could get.
FedEx office landscaping, Emeryville, CA.
The Lesser Goldfinch or Dark-backed Goldfinch (Carduelis psaltria) is a very small songbird of the Americas. Together with its relatives the American Goldfinch and Lawrence's Goldfinch, it forms the American goldfinches clade in the genus Carduelis sensu stricto. Wikipedia