Hooded Siskin

The Hooded Siskin is a small passerine bird in the finch family , native to South America. It belongs to the putative clade of Neotropical siskins in the genus Carduelis sensu stricto.

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The Hooded Siskin is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Red Hooded Siskins barely top 4 inches in length, but make up in color what they lack in size. Males, clad in vermillion, red and black, are simply spectacular. They are native only to northeastern Columbia, northern Venezuela and Trinidad, where they favor dry scrubland and semi-wooded savannahs. More

The Hooded Siskin (Carduelis magellanica) is a small passerine bird in the finch family (Fringillidae), native to South America. It belongs to the putative clade of Neotropical siskins in the genus Carduelis sensu stricto. There are 11 subspecies including the Santa Cruz Siskin C. m. santaecrucis of central and eastern Bolivia. This is sometimes considered to be a separate species. More

* Hooded Siskin, Carduelis magellanica * Olivaceous Siskin, Carduelis olivacea * Pine Siskin, Carduelis pinus * Red Siskin, Carduelis cucullata * Saffron Siskin, Carduelis siemiradzkii * Thick-billed Siskin, Carduelis crassirostris * Yellow-bellied Siskin, Carduelis xanthogastra * Yellow-faced Siskin, Carduelis yarrellii * Yellow-rumped Siskin, Carduelis uropygialis Serinus More

morphologically this bird is similar to the Black Hooded Siskin of South America. I have not been able to locate anyone who bred/breeds these birds in captivity. In its Native land it is known as "Canario". I have seen them only once in a bird shop while taking photos of some birds, thinking they were probably one of the African Weaver finches. Although the shop assistant kept insisting they were Spinus dominicanus I unfortunately wasn't convinced and didn't take a photo. Photo by: R. More

Red Siskin, Hooded Siskin and Venezuelan Black-hooded Red Siskin and comes from South America. Red Siskin cock bird In its native county the red siskin is classified as endangered due to a very rapid population decline as a result of trapping for the cage-bird trade. This web site has been created to share information about the interesting and amusing characteristics of this fascinating finch. More

like the Red Hooded Siskin were the most wanted species and some breeders were successful to breed them. During the last two decades there was an increasing interest for the different species of the family Carduelidae and within the genus Spinus. The initiative came from breeders of hybrids who were anxious to loose their partners for hybridisation. In the seventies we had lots of imports from Middle and South America (with Siskins) and also from Africa (with Canaries and Serins). More

Hooded Siskin - Carduelis magellanica Chardonneret de Magellan = Chardonneret de Magellan Gallery : © Philippe Wolfer Site web : Oiseaux d'Argentine Order : Passériformes Family : Fringillidae Species : Hooded Siskin Sex : Male Age : Adult Reference: phvo77277 Other pictures Date taken : 2009 Dec Geographic data Country : Argentina (ar) More

The Hooded Siskin (Carduelis magellanica), is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae. It is native to South America. It inhabits woodland, savannas, scrubland, farmland, parks and gardens. It occurs from sea-level up to 5000 m. In eastern South America it is found from central Argentina north to central Brazil. In the Andean region it occurs from north-west Argentina and northern Chile north to central Colombia. There is an isolated population in south-east Venezuela, Guyana and the Brazilian state of Roraima. More

Black-hooded Red Siskin, Hooded Siskin, Red Siskin and Venezuelan Black-hooded Red Siskin Origin South America Size - Red Siskin Cock Approx. 110mm or 4 inches Red Siskin Hen Approx. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Fringillidae
Genus : Carduelis
Species : magellanica
Authority : (Vieillot, 1805)