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Location: Santa Fe, NM
GPS: 35.7N, -105.9W, elev=8,111' MAP
Date: November 25, 2012
ID : B13K0663 [4896 x 3264]

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Pine Siskin Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Oak Glen, CA
GPS: 34.0N, -116.9W, elev=4,725' MAP
Date: March 6, 2016
ID : B13K1129 [4896 x 3264]

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Pine Siskin Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: North Chagrin Park, Willoughby Hills, OH
GPS: 41.6N, -81.4W, elev=895' MAP
Date: January 12, 2009
ID : 7C2V3498 [3888 x 2592]

Pine Siskin Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: North Chagrin Park, Willoughby Hills, OH
GPS: 41.6N, -81.4W, elev=895' MAP
Date: January 12, 2009
ID : 7C2V3476 [3888 x 2592]

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Pine Siskin Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Pinos Altos, NM
GPS: 32.9N, -108.2W, elev=6,990' MAP
Date: December 14, 2007
ID : 7983 [3888 x 2592]

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SPECIES INFO

The Pine Siskin, Carduelis pinus, is a small finch.

Adults are brown on the upperparts and pale on the underparts, with heavy streaking throughout. They have a short forked tail. They have yellow patches in their wings and tail, not always visible; otherwise, it appears to be a very small streaked sparrow.

Their breeding habitat is across Canada, Alaska and the western mountains and northern parts of the United States. The nest is well-hidden on a horizontal branch of a tree, often a conifer.

Migration by this bird is highly variable, probably related to food supply. Large numbers may move south in some years; hardly any in others.

These birds forage in trees, shrubs and weeds. They mainly eat seeds, plant parts and some insects. In winter, they often feed in mixed flocks including American Goldfinches and redpolls.

The name Siskin is derived from its sound or chirp. Thus, this bird’s common name is really “pine chirper”

Pine Siskins are very social birds. They will build nests adjacent to each other, with only a few feet in between them.

When eating from conifers, the Pine Siskin usually hangs upside down from the tips of the trees.



                                     




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