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


Conservation Status

Black-headed Siskin has a large geographic range, and the population trend is believed to be stable. Consequently the IUCN Red List status of Black-headed Siskin is rated as Least Concern (BirdLife International 2013). In Mexico this species also is not classified under any category of protection.

The relative abundance of Black-headed Siskin is assessed as fairly common to common (Howell and Webb 1995).

Effects of human activity on populations

Human activity probably has little short term effect on Black-headed Siskin; not threats to this species have been identified (BirdLife International 2013).

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.