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 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 colombianus) Male
ProAves Chestnut-capped Piha Reserve, AnorĂ­, 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.

Andean Siskin
Andean Siskin (Spinus spinescens)
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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