Black-headed Siskin Spinus notatus

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Fringillidae
  • Polytypic: 3 subspecies
  • Authors: Marîa Félix Ramos-Ordoñez, Claudia I. Rodríguez-Flores, Carlos A. Soberanes-González, Marîa del Coro Arizmendi, and Thomas S. Schulenberg
Sections

Behavior

Behavior

The behavior of Black-headed Siskin is not described in much detail. It forages at all heights, from the ground into trees (Howell and Webb 1995). In the manner of other species of siskins, clings to flowerheads or seedheads when foraging (Clement 2010).

Territoriality

Undescribed.

Sexual Behavior

Undescribed.

Social and interspecific behavior

Black-headed Siskin often is in flocks, of up to 20 or more individuals (Howell and Webb 1995).

Recommended Citation

Ramos-Ordoñez, M. F., C. I. Rodríguez-Flores, C. A. Soberanes-González, M. d. C. Arizmendi, and T. S. Schulenberg (2013). Black-headed Siskin (Spinus notatus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.blhsis1.01