(Spinus psaltria )
Lesser goldfinches are found in a variety of habitat types. The population trend of these nongame birds is unknown. For most of the year, the birds are gregarious, but they tend to nest singly, in shrubs or trees. The nesting season occurs from late May to early July. The female will incubate the eggs for 12 days while the male feeds her at the nest. Two to three broods may be raised. The young fledge in 12-15 days.