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Andean Siskin

Spinus spinescens

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This yellowish finch is found in the Andes from Venezuela to Ecuador. It is duller yellow than many other siskins. Look for the male’s black cap and bright yellow wing patch. Females looks similar to males in the southern population; females in northern population lack black cap. Usually found in small flocks at forest edge, scrubby habitats, and paramo. Occurs from 1,800-3,700m. Can form mixed flocks with Hooded Siskins.

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