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Pine Siskin -
(Carduelis pinus)



  • Brown streaked finch
  • Deep notched tail
  • Slender but sharp pointed bill
  • Males have yellow wing marks,
         some yellow in tail
  • Amount of yellow can vary
  • Buff white wingbars


  • Conifers and mixed forest

Additional Information

  • Common WI winter bird
  • Breeds in northern Canada and Alaska
  • Feeds on buds and seeds of
         birches and pines

Comparable Species

Pine Siskin showing yellow marks on wing

Pine Siskin with lesser amount of yellow


Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962

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