Birds of Colombia

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


Red Siskin
Red Siskin (Spinus cucullatus) Male Endangered
Dadanawa, Guyana  
   
Photograph by Mikael Bauer   © All Rights Reserved.


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

Hooded Siskin
Hooded Siskin (Spinus magellanicus paulus) Female
Mejía, Peru  
   

Generally an Andean species, but sometimes makes its way down to sea level.

Olivaceous Siskin
Olivaceous Siskin (Spinus olivaceus) Male
Manu National Park, Peru  
   
Photograph by Joel N. Rosenthal   © All Rights Reserved.

Olivaceous Siskin
Olivaceous Siskin (Spinus olivaceus) Female
Manu National Park, Peru  
   
Photograph by Joel N. Rosenthal   © All Rights Reserved.



Lesser Goldfinch
Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria colombianus) Male
ProAves Chestnut-capped Piha Reserve, Anorí, Antioquia, Colombia  
   

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

Alternate photo of more yellowish female.

Andean Siskin
Andean Siskin (Spinus spinescens)
Colombia  
   
Photograph by Terry S. Baltimore   © All Rights Reserved.

Male has black head. Female plain and similar to other siskins, especially Yellow-bellied. Found over 2500m up to paramo.

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  
   

Found from 1500 to 2800m, and is a bit patchily distributed.


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