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Sonoran Desert Birds



Pine siskin - (Spinus pinus)

 Pine siskin

Size: 5 inches
Overall Color: gray and yellow
Occurrence: town
Diet: seeds
Nest: cup in conifer
Field Identification: a small mostly grayish finch like bird yellow markings on the wings and tail, seen once in Ajo at a thistle feeder
Season: transient

Pine siskin
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Fringillidae
Genus: Spinus
species: pinus

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