Friday, April 29, 2011
I think this is a Pine Siskin, which means he's a winter bird for our area. Closely related to the goldfinch.
"The most common of the irruptive 'winter finches,' the Pine Siskin often remains on the wintering grounds long enough to breed."
Carduelis vs Spinus:
(1976...Spinus merged into Carduelis)
wiki - carduelis
2009 Cornell link
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