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  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Hooded Siskin
Hooded Siskin (Spinus magellanicus paulus) Female
Mejía, Peru  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

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  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Lesser Goldfinch
Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria) Female
Copacabana, Antioquia, Colombia
  Note small size and distinctive forked tail.
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

A more yellowish female.

Andean Siskin
Andean Siskin (Spinus spinescens) Male
Manizales, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Felix Uribe   © All Rights Reserved.

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

Yellow-bellied Siskin
Yellow-bellied Siskin (Spinus xanthogastrus) Male
Manizales, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Yellow-bellied Siskin
Yellow-bellied Siskin (Spinus xanthogastrus) Female
Rio Blanco Ecological Reserve, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Found from 1500 to 2800m, and is a bit patchily distributed. Compare to [Andean Siskin] usually found higher.


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