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American Birds

Hooded Siskin - Spinus Magellanicus

Hooded Siskin - Spinus Magellanicus

In Hooded Siskin Siskin sexual dystrophy is very evident. The males have an olive-green nape and back, which fades into greenish-yellow on the face, chest and codione, while the undertail is whitish and the sides are of the same color, with the presence of rare gray-blackish streaks, front, cap and goatee black in color, while wings and tail are also black with the presence of yellow and white mirrors. Females, on the other hand, are completely lacking in cephalic black and show a much smaller presence than yellow lipochrome, showing mostly olive-green plumage. In both sexes, beak and legs are gray-blackish.
 
Habitat: it prefers wooded areas and pine forests, it can be found in Europe, in some areas of North Africa and also in Asia.

Feeding: Its diet is mostly granivorous, it prefers coniferous seeds and seeds of herbaceous plants, it also feeds on berry sprouts and fruit. During the reproductive period it adds small insects and invertebrates to its diet.
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