Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/54049

Scientific Classification

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

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:13 cm
Identification:The yellow-rumped siskin is sooty black with a bright yellow rump, breast, and belly. There is also a band of yellow across the base of the flight feathers and the basal half of the tail. The majority of birds in this species have their black feathers edged with olive, giving them a mottled effect. The males are darker black and brighter yellow than the females.
Habitat:Shrubby slopes and ravines
Diet:Siskin feed primarily on seeds, fruits, and buds but will also eat insects, particularly for feeding to their young.
Small groups of siskins will often gather.
Behavior:Foraging is done on the ground or in bushes.
Status:No special status

Other Information

Geographic:Western South America Date:1976-01 Subjects:perching birds
Yellow-rumped siskin
Carduelis
Fringillidae
Finches
Passeriformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/54049