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Black-capped Siskin

Spinus atriceps

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Scarce and local small finch of highlands in Chiapas and Guatemala. Favors pine-oak forests, edges, and adjacent clearings, especially with alders. Usually in small groups, feeding in alders or other fruiting trees; at times low in weedy vegetation. Adult is greenish overall with a black cap and yellow wing edgings. Juvenile is streaky and resembles Pine Siskin, but note the dark cap and pointed pinkish bill.

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