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Siskin, Eurasian
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Carduelis spinus
Afghanistan, Africa, Alaska, Albania, Asia, Atlantic Islands, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, British Isles, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Eastern Europe excluding Russia, England, Estonia, Europe, Finland, France, Germany, Global, Greece, Greenland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, IndoChina, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia Read more
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In Europe, the breeding population is estimated to number 10,000,000-18,000,000 breeding pairs, equating to 30,000,000-54,000,000 individuals (BirdLife International 2004). Europe forms 75-94% of the global range, so a very preliminary estimate of the global population size is 31,900,000-72,000,000 ...
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The Eurasian Siskin (Carduelis spinus) is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae. It is also called the European Siskin, Common Siskin or just Siskin. Other (archaic) names include Black-headed Goldfinch,[ 2] barley bird and aberdevine.[ 3] It is very common throughout Europe and Asia. It is found in forested areas, both coniferous and mixed woodland where it feeds on seeds of all kinds, especially of alder and conifers. ...
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