Birds of Colombia

    PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae (Finches)  
Genus: Spinus (6 species, 20 worldwide)


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Red Siskin (Spinus cucullatus) Endangered
   


Hooded Siskin
Hooded Siskin (Spinus magellanicus tucumanus) Female
Yala, Argentina  
   

Hooded Siskin
Hooded Siskin (Spinus magellanicus)
Colca Canyon, Peru  
   

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Olivaceous Siskin (Spinus olivaceus)
   


Lesser Goldfinch
Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria) Female
ProAves Cerulean Warbler Reserve, San Vicente de Chucuri, Santander, Colombia
  Note distinctive forked tail.
   

Lesser Goldfinch
Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria)
ProAves Chestnut-capped Piha Reserve, AnorĂ­, Antioquia, Colombia  
   

Andean Siskin
Andean Siskin (Spinus spinescens)
Colombia
  Male has black head. Female plain and similar to other siskins.
   
Photograph by Terry S. Baltimore   © All Rights Reserved.

Yellow-bellied Siskin
Yellow-bellied Siskin (Spinus xanthogastrus) Male
Manizales, Colombia  
   

Yellow-bellied Siskin
Yellow-bellied Siskin (Spinus xanthogastrus) Female
Rio Blanco Ecological Reserve, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia
  The female is very similar to the Andean Siskin, but is usually at a lower altitude.
   


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