Spinus Tristis – American Goldfinch

The American goldfinch (Spinus tristis) is a small finch found in North America. It is migratory, spending the breeding season from mid-Alberta to North Carolina and the winter from just south of the Canada–United States border to Mexico. Human activity has benefited the American goldfinch in general. It is frequently encountered in residential areas, where […]

Spinus Psaltria – Lesser Goldfinch

The Lesser goldfinch, Spinus psaltria is a very small American songbird. Together with its relatives the American goldfinch and Lawrence’s goldfinch, it forms the genus Spinus sensu stricto clade of goldfinches. Quick Overview: Spinus Psaltria – Lesser GoldfinchBody size: Around 4.8 in (11 cm) and a weight of 9 g (0.3 oz) Main colors: Black, […]

Spinus Pinus – Pine Siskin

The pine siskin, Spinus pinus is a finch-family bird found in North America. It is a migratory bird with a very irregular winter range. Pine siskins are brown, highly streaked birds with subtle yellow edging on their wings and tails. Yellow flashes may occur as they fly, flutter at branch tips, or display during mating. […]

Loxia Curvirostra – Red Crossbill

The red crossbill, Loxia curvirostra is a small passerine bird belonging to the finch family Fringillidae. Crossbills have distinct mandibles with crossed tips that they use to extract seeds from conifer cones and other fruits. Quick Overview: Loxia Curvirostra – Red CrossbillBody size: Around 5.5-6.5 in (14-17 cm) and a weight of 40 g (1.4 […]

Acanthis Flammea – Common Redpoll

The common redpoll, also known as the mealy redpoll, Acanthis flammea, is a finch species. It breeds slightly further south than the Arctic redpoll, and also in thickets or shrubland habitats. Quick Overview: Acanthis Flammea – Common RedpollBody size: Around 5-5.5 in (13-14 cm) and a weight of 14 g (0.5 oz) Main colors: Brown, […]

Haemorhous Cassinii – Cassin’s Finch

Cassin’s Finch, Haemorhous cassinii is a finch species belonging to the Fringillidae family. This species, along with the other “American rosefinches,” is classified as Haemorhous. Quick Overview: Haemorhous Cassinii – Cassin’s FinchBody size: Around 6 in (15 cm) and a weight of 26 g (0.9 oz) Main colors: Red, Brown, Pink, WhiteRange: Western United StatesMigratory […]

Haemorhous Purpureus – Purple Finch

The purple finch, Haemorhous purpureus is a Fringillidae finch. The three North American rosefinches are not closely related to the Old World rosefinches and have thus been moved to the genus Haemorhous by most taxonomic authorities. Its bill is conical, pointed, and well-adapted for cracking open seeds. Quick Overview: Haemorhous Purpureus – Purple FinchBody size: […]

Haemorhous Mexicanus – House Finch

The house finch, Haemorhous mexicanus is a finch species belonging to the Fringillidae family. It is indigenous to western North America and has been introduced to the continent’s eastern half and to Hawaii. This species, along with the other “American rosefinches,” is classified as Haemorhous. Quick Overview: Haemorhous Mexicanus – House FinchBody size: Around 6 […]

Leucosticte Tephrocoti – Gray-Crowned Rosy Finch

The gray-crowned rosy finch, Leucosticte tephrocotis is a passerine bird species found in Alaska, western Canada, and the northwestern United States. It is rarely seen due to its remote and rocky alpine habitat. There are six recognized subspecies at the moment. It is one of four rosy finch species. Quick Overview: Leucosticte Tephrocoti – Gray-Crowned […]

Pinicola Enucleator – Pine Grosbeak

The pine grosbeak, Pinicola enucleator is a large member of the true finch family, Fringillidae. Its scientific name translates roughly as “the bird that lives in the pines and shells the seeds.” The genus Pinicola contains only one species. Quick Overview: Pinicola Enucleator – Pine GrosbeakBody size: Around 11 in (28 cm) and a weight […]

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