Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/54031

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Fringillidae
Genus:Carduelis
Genus species:Carduelis pinus

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:11-13 cm
Identification:Although it looks much like a common sparrow, the pine siskin has dark streaking and patches of yellow on its wings and tail.
Habitat:Mixed forests, grasslands
Diet:Omnivore: seeds, insects, buds, flowers, nectar
Reproduction:Nesting may be done in colonies or as isolated pairs. Nests are usually located in trees and are built by the female. The female is also responsible for incubating her 3-4 eggs for 13 days. The male feeds her during this time and helps her care for the chicks after they hatch. The chicks leave the nest at 14 or 15 days of age.
Pine siskins forage in flocks.
Behavior:Winter migrations can vary greatly from year to year.
Status:No special status

Other Information

Geographic:Central North America Date:1980-04 Subjects:perching birds
Pine siskin
Carduelis
Fringillidae
Finches
Passeriformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata