Pine Siskin Images, Facts and Information:
- Pine Siskins are small finches with brown streaked bodies with small patches of yellow and two white wing bars, their tails are notched, bills are slender and pointy. Sexes are similar.
- Pine Siskins are migratory and irruptive. Irruptive meaning that they make unpredictable movements during the winter into southern and eastern North America and can be found in large numbers during those periods.
- Pine Siskins during the nesting season prefer coniferous, deciduous and mixed forests, woodlands, brushy pastures, meadows, thickets and even suburban parks. During the breeding season they can be found in Alaska, across the southern parts of Canada, California, Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, from Washington state east to the Great Lakes region and into New England.
- Pine Siskins eat seeds of conifers, thistles, weed seeds, forbs, buds, spiders and insects. Pine Siskins can store seeds in the amount of 10% of their body weight to consume during the cold winter nights.
- Pine Siskins lay 3 to 5 eggs which hatch in about 13 days. The females incubates and they are monogamous.
- A group of finches can be called a “company”, “trembling” and “charm” of finches.
- Pine Siskins can live 8 years or more.
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