Siskin - Carduelis spinus Carduelis spinus


Size: 4.75 inches (12 cm)
Habitat: Woodland, farmland and gardens.
Feeding: Mostly seeds but some insects
Eggs: 3 - 5 pale blue eggs laid April to June,
incubation 11 - 12 days





The siskin is a tiny finch. Its body is yellow-green with dark streaks down its back. The male has a black crown and bib. The female is slightly duller than the male. In flight you can see streaks of yellow on its wings and a forked tail.

The siskins in the garden feed on the Niger seed in the bird feeders.

Siskin - Carduelis spinus
Siskin - Carduelis spinus  

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