Red Siskin

Some hope has been given to this highly endangered species by the discovery in 2003 of a population of several thousand birds in southern Guyana, 1000 km from any previously known colony. Otherwise the world population is believed to be between 600-6000 pairs.

The Red Siskin is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Red Siskin, Carduelis cucullata, is a small passerine bird. This finch is a resident breeding bird in tropical South America in northern Colombia and northern Venezuela (where it's called "cardenalito"). The introduced population on Trinidad is believed to be extinct, with no sightings since 1960. Some hope has been given to this highly endangered species by the discovery in 2003 of a population of several thousand birds in southern Guyana, 1000 km from any previously known colony. More

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This website and the Red Siskin Project is not financially supported by AFA only overseen by AFA's Conservation Director and Chair. Basically, RSP is administratively overseen by AFA in the purpose of increasing the population of the Red Siskin through consortium breeding and tracking, supports scientific research. More

Red Siskin Information The Red Siskin Australian Finches Australian Aviary Gallery Finches for Sale Contact Us Australian Yellow Gouldian Finch Information Other Finch Information Sites The Red Siskin Finch (Carduelis Cucullata) Web Site The Red Siskin is also known as the Black-hooded Red Siskin, Hooded Red Siskin, Hooded Siskin and Venezuelan Black-hooded Red Siskin and More

The Success Story of the Red Siskin Man of Las Plamas, Canary Islands All Rights Reserved by: G. A. Abbate, St. P.O. Box 122, Elizabeth, NJ 07207-0122 carlossuarez Carlos D. Suarez Rodriguez in his birdroom. Notice the dozens of Siskins and the spacious cages where the Siskins are held during the non-breeding season. Also noticiable are the bunches of wild seedling grasses attached to the cages. More

The Venezuelan Black-hooded Red Siskin, Carduelis cucullata, is 4 inches in length. The male has a beautiful visual deep rich vermilion (red) plumage on its breast, belly and undertail-coverts; red also appears on the rump, and uppertail-coverts, and wing bars, and also appears on the back of the neck blending to gray on the back. The head, chin, throat, flight feathers, and tail are all black. White appears around the vent and underwing-coverts. More

The Red Siskin is found in open country, forest edges and grassland with trees or shrubs. The female is believed to lay 3 greenish white eggs in a grassy cup nest in a tree. It was common in the early twentieth century, occurring throughout the foothills of northern Venezuela but has now become extremely rare in a fragmented range. The Red Siskin is about 10 cm long. More

red siskin, Carduelis cucullata = Definition: red siskin, Carduelis cucullata - South American species of scarlet finch with black head and wings and tail Home of Wiki & Reference Answers, the world’s leading Q&A siteReference AnswersEnglish▼English▼ Deutsch Español Français Italiano Tagalog * * Search unanswered questions... More

Red SiskinsThe Red Siskin, Carduelis cucullata, is a small passerine bird. Distribution / Range: This finch is a resident breeding bird in tropical South America in northern Colombia and northern Venezuela. The introduced population on Trinidad is believed to be extinct, with no sightings since 1960. More

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The Venezuelan Black-Hooded Red Siskin is not a canary at all. So is the offspring a canary? -My KNEE-JERK reaction:- "Who cares?" To the average red factor canary owner it doesn't matter. You have a beautiful bird. There is someone who cares though... Breeders and Exhibitors. It's difficult to have a canary show if half the birds are not "pure-bred" canaries. More

of red siskins known to be free of tuberculosis. This in turn requires the development of a sensitive and specific test for tuberculosis in birds. Led by Drs. David Phalen and Darrel Styles we are participating in a joint project with the University of California, Davis, and Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago to develop several different molecular tests for avian tuberculosis. Once candidate tests have been established a SPF flock of these siskins will be established at Texas A&M University. More

Red Siskin elsewhere on the web * Wikipedia * http://www.itis.gov/... Edit and Show details Add or delete facts, download data in JSON or RDF formats, and explore topic metadata. Freebase Logo What is Freebase? Freebase is a huge collection of facts, built by people like you. Freebase connects facts in ways other sites can't, giving you new ways to explore millions of subjects. More

Red Siskin - Guyana Red Siskin by Mark Robbins Identification The Red Siskin (Carduelis cucullata) is a magnificent little bird averaging four inches (10cm) in length, and with striking vermilion plumage, especially on the males. On females, the brightest red coloring is on the upper breast, and a more faded red appears on their wing bar, rump and undertail-coverts. More

Red Siskin Information The Red Siskin Australian Finches Australian Aviary Gallery Finches for Sale Contact Us Other Finch Information Sites Red Siskin Information Topic Description Authors Experiences Scientific Name Carduelis cucullata Common Names Black-hooded Red Siskin, Hooded Siskin, More

Endangered Red Siskin finds a home in Guyana, 22nd March 2004 Red Siskin birds, regarded as nearly extinct, have migrated to Guyana’s interior possibly from Venezuela. Researchers from the University of Kansas and the Smithsonian Institution happened upon the colony of birds by chance and information on their location is being safeguarded by officials of the government and the University of Guyana (UG). More

Picture of Carduelis cucullata above has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution.
Original source: Robbins, M. R., M. J. Braun, and D. W. Finch
Author: Robbins, M. R., M. J. Braun, and D. W. Finch
Permission: Some rights reserved
Order : Passeriformes
Family : Fringillidae
Genus : Carduelis
Species : cucullata
Authority : Swainson, 1820
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