For European Goldfinch I suspect 'domesticated' isn't an option. Same for
other known or presumed escapes or deliberate releases that occur with
regularity in NYS (e.g. Chukar and various non-domesticated waterfowl).
Personally, I think tracking these potential colonizers is important and
interesting. Simply invalidating them or discouraging reporting isn't a
good solution. Issues with list purity can be a separate conversation,
decoupled from the scientific uses of this information.

Angus Wilson
New York City, NY


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