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Eurasian Siskin

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[[Image:Eurasian_Siskin.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo by {{user|Scottishdude|Scottishdude}} <br />Photographed: Whatton Nottinghamshire]] [[Image:Eurasian_Siskin.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo by {{user|Scottishdude|Scottishdude}} <br />Photographed: Whatton Nottinghamshire]]
 +[[Image:BFSISK.jpg|thumb|350px|right|Photo by {{user|dfd|dfd}}<br />Female, March 2009, [[Ireland]]]]
;[[:Category:Carduelis|Carduelis]] spinus ;[[:Category:Carduelis|Carduelis]] spinus
==Identification== ==Identification==
-'''Male''' Mainly yellowish-green, with darkish streaks. Black chin and crown. Yellow rump+'''Male''' Mainly yellowish-green, with darkish streaks. Black chin and crown. Yellow rump.
-'''Female''' and '''Juvenile''' lack the black head, are less yellow and more streaked+'''Female''' and '''Juvenile''' lack the black head, are less yellow and more streaked.
==Distribution== ==Distribution==
-'''[[British Isles]]''': resident, breeding in most of the [[Scotland|Scottish]] highlands and in [[Ireland]]. Also found locally in [[England]] and [[Wales]]+'''[[British Isles]]''': resident, breeding in most of the [[Scotland|Scottish]] highlands and in [[Ireland]]. Also found locally in [[England]] and [[Wales]].
==Taxonomy== ==Taxonomy==
-[[Image:BFSISK.jpg|thumb|350px|right|Photo by {{user|dfd|dfd}}<br />Female, March 2009, [[Ireland]]]]+Monotypic.
-==Habitat==+==Habitat==
-Breeds mostly in coniferous woods, but may also be found in gardens with conifer trees+Breeds mostly in coniferous woods, but may also be found in gardens with conifer trees. In winter may be found feeding in birches and alders.
- +
-In winter may be found feeding in birches and alders+
==Behaviour== ==Behaviour==
-Gregarious, particularly in the winter and often seen in mixed flocks of [[European Goldfinch|Goldfinches]] and Redpolls+Gregarious, particularly in the winter and often seen in mixed flocks of [[European Goldfinch|Goldfinches]] and Redpolls.
====Flight==== ====Flight====
-Bounding flight. Also a circular display flight, which is rather bat-like. Hops on the ground+Bounding flight. Also a circular display flight, which is rather bat-like. Hops on the ground.
====Vocalisation==== ====Vocalisation====
<flashmp3>Carduelis spinus (song).mp3</flashmp3><br /> <flashmp3>Carduelis spinus (song).mp3</flashmp3><br />

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Photo by Scottishdude Photographed:  Whatton Nottinghamshire
Photo by Scottishdude
Photographed: Whatton Nottinghamshire
Photo by dfdFemale, March 2009, Ireland
Photo by dfd
Female, March 2009, Ireland
Carduelis spinus

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Identification

Male Mainly yellowish-green, with darkish streaks. Black chin and crown. Yellow rump. Female and Juvenile lack the black head, are less yellow and more streaked.

Distribution

British Isles: resident, breeding in most of the Scottish highlands and in Ireland. Also found locally in England and Wales.

Taxonomy

Monotypic.

Habitat

Breeds mostly in coniferous woods, but may also be found in gardens with conifer trees. In winter may be found feeding in birches and alders.

Behaviour

Gregarious, particularly in the winter and often seen in mixed flocks of Goldfinches and Redpolls.

Flight

Bounding flight. Also a circular display flight, which is rather bat-like. Hops on the ground.

Vocalisation


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References

  1. Collins Pocket Guide to British Birds 1966

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