Good Goldfinch

Bird names can be so condescending. Here’s a perfectly good Goldfinch, as pretty as a peach, but in the ornithological taxonomy it’s labeled “Lesser.” Shame on the name makers. All of the “Lesser” and “Least” bird species, and there are a lot of them, are going to form an organization and demand equal treatment.

Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria)

Links: Wikipedia Cornell Audubon

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