Pine Siskin Spinus pinus

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Fringillidae
  • Polytypic: 3 subspecies
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Adult (Northern)

Small finch with a sharp, pointed bill and a short, notched tail. Adults are brown and streaky overall with subtle yellow edgings on the wings and tail.

Adult male (Chiapas)

Adult male resident in the highlands of s. Chiapas and w. Guatemala have a black cap, gray lightly streaked underparts and brighter yellow edging in the wings and tail.

Adult male (Northern)

The rarely encountered "green morph" has more intense yellow and green plumage tones and often reduced streaking below.

Juvenile (Northern)

Juveniles look similar to adults, but have buffy edging on their wing feathers.

Adult (Northern)

Small, streaky finch with a sharply pointed bill and notched tail.

Adult (Northern)

Brown and streaky finch with a sharply pointed bill. Cannot be reliably sexed based on the amount of yellow in the wings.

Adult (Northern)

Found in evergreen or mixed forests with open canopies, weedy fields, scrubby thickets, or backyards and gardens.

Recommended Citation

Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/pinsis